[Corpora-List] Call for Participation: Canada--United Kingdom Symposium on Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (EIAI-2019)

Saif Mohammad uvgotsaif at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 19:40:45 CET 2019

Canada-United Kingdom Symposium on Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (EIAI-2019)

Webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/aiethics

Contact: aiethics-symposium-organizers at googlegroups.com

The 2019 Canada--United Kingdom Symposium On Ethics In Artificial Intelligence (EIAI-2019), will be held February 21 and 22, in Ottawa, Canada. Its goal is to bring together people and organizations involved in establishing ethical artificial intelligence (AI) in Canada and the United Kingdom. This includes, but is not limited to researchers, policy makers, human rights advocates, funding agencies, companies, educational institutions, and law enforcement.

*Important Announcements:*

- We are excited to announce keynote talks by Joelle Pineau (Associate

Professor and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University, Lead of

Facebook's AI Research lab in Montreal, Canada) and Alison Paprica (Vice

President, Health Strategy and Partnerships, Vector Institute). See longer

list of confirmed speakers below.

- Registration opens January 15, 2019. There is no registration fee, but

space is limited.

- Student poster deadline is January 8, 2019. About 5 to 10 grants will

be awarded to cover travel and accommodation of students in Canadian

Universities. See call for posters here:


*Speakers Include * -- Alison Paprica, Vice President, Health Strategy and Partnerships, Vector Institute -- Anat Elhalal, Head of Technology and Tech Lead for AI and Machine Learning, Digital Catapult -- Ann Cavoukian, Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, leading the Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University -- David Van Bruwaene, Director of Research and Development at SafeToNet Ltd/CEO SafeToNet Canada -- Graeme Hirst, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Senior researcher in AI and NLP -- Joelle Pineau, Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University, Lead of Facebook's AI Research lab in Montreal, Canada -- Michael Karlin, Senior Advisor, Artificial intelligence – policy and implementation, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada -- Petra Molnar, M.A., J.D., International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, Canada -- Saif M. Mohammad, Senior Research Scientist, National Research Council Canada, Researcher in NLP, Emotions in Language, Fairness in NLP, and Computational Creativity -- Wilco van Ginkel, Founder and CEO a3i

*Schedule and Program*

February 21, 2019: Open symposium that includes keynote talks, invited talks, and panel discussions with experts from universities, industry, and government. We are expecting a diverse group of participants from various fields, including artificial intelligence (AI), computer science, law, ethics, humanities, and business. There will also be a poster session showcasing student work related to ethics in AI. This day of the symposium is open to anyone who is interested, although space is limited.

February 22, 2019: Closed-door workshop focusing on specific aspects of ethics in AI, such as accountability, privacy, explainability, fairness, and inclusion, among others. We will have moderator-facilitated joint discussions and break-out sessions. One of our goals is to generate concrete and actionable knowledge that practitioners of AI can actually use to ensure that their applications behave ethically. The expected outcome of the workshop is understanding of the landscape of supply and demand in ethical AI, and the proposal of new methodologies to fill the existing gaps. The format of the workshop will be somewhat open-ended and the agenda will depend on what the attendees consider to be important. By invitation only.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): -- Dimensions of ethical AI and how they can be evaluated (fairness, explainability, transparency, robustness, privacy, accountability, etc.) -- Sources of potential ethical issues in AI systems (data, algorithms, etc.) -- Existing solutions for mitigating problems, and their utility in industrial and governmental settings -- Gaps in the existing solutions and requirements for new tools -- Challenges to implementing ethical AI in practice -- Determining appropriate trade-offs between system performance and ethical considerations -- Policies for ensuring that ethical values are implemented and monitored -- Mapping the demand for and supply of resources relating to ethical AI -- Ethical AI best-practices


*General Chair:* Saif M. Mohammad <http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fsaifmohammad.com%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFufftmlACQ7Rkfh-92pIBgqkCMQg>, National Research Council Canada

*Programme Chair:* Svetlana Kiritchenko <https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.svkir.com%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNHeyjVqiPFuAHRDPtNBoI6OOBFF1w>, National Research Council Canada

Student Poster Session Chair: Michel Simard, National Research Council Canada

*Local Organization Chairs: *Claudette Tourigny and Norm Vinson, National Research Council Canada Website Chair: Katie Fraser, National Research Council Canada


§ Alain Désilets, National Research Council Canada

§ Anat Elhalal, Digital Catapult

§ Cyril Goutte, National Research Council Canada

§ Jamie Harrison, Digital Catapult

§ Janice Singer, National Research Council Canada

§ Joel Martin, National Research Council Canada

§ Katarzyna Brzoska, Digital Catapult

§ Katy Ho, Digital Catapult

§ Libby Kinsey, Digital Catapult

§ Margaret McKay, National Research Council Canada

§ Michel Simard, National Research Council Canada

§ Yunli Wang, National Research Council Canada


The National Research Council Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development, and fulfilling government mandates.


Digital Catapult is the UK’s leading advanced digital technology innovation centre. It drives the early adoption of digital technologies to make UK businesses more competitive and productive to grow the country’s economy.



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