Artificial Intelligence, global differences and inequalities

April 28, 2022

Talk, RRING Community, AI Global Governance Group, Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, Online

Invited Speaker : ​The workshop will explore the challenges and responsibilities that arise from the development and (commercial) use of AI in a context of socio-economic inequalities as well as differences in cultural values, political systems, regulation, scientific capacities, and other factors.

Artificial Intelligence Discussion Group

February 23, 2022

Talk, EV.DO, Online

Invited Speaker : ​Our member Abhishek Gupta is convening a group interested to discuss AI and ethics together on a regular basis. ​In this meeting, the group will discuss the latest State of AI Ethics Report published by the Montreal AI Ethics Institute which Abhishek founded. ​The State of AI Ethics Report (Volume 6) published in February 2022, captures the latest in research and reporting in the domain of AI ethics.

Operationalizing Responsible AI: Technical and Organizational Challenges

January 25, 2022

Talk, Communications Security Establishment, Government of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Invited Speaker : This month, as part of Ethics Week, the Ethics Office is pleased to welcome a special guest at the forefront of research in responsible artificial intelligence (AI). Abhishek Gupta, Founder of the Montreal AI Ethics Institute, will speak on ‘Ethics and Artificial Intelligence’. He will present on matters related to applied technical and policy methods to address ethical concerns in using AI.

Eye On A.I: What Is The Future Of Artificial Intelligence? - Toronto Public Library

December 07, 2021

Talk, Toronto Public Library, Toronto, Canada

Panelist : Machine learning technology is advancing at an unprecedented speed. Many major industries are now starting to rely heavily on A.I. to do everything from the most basic tasks to the most complex processes. As technology evolves and our co-dependence on A.I. becomes even stronger, there are still many questions related to the impact of A.I.

Does Military AI Have Gender? Understanding Bias And Promoting Ethical Approaches To AI Military Systems

December 07, 2021

Talk, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, Online

Panelist : This event addressed the significance of gender issues in the development and deployment of military artificial intelligence (AI) systems, providing an opportunity to present findings from UNIDIR research about gender bias in data collection, algorithms, and computer processing and their implications for AI military systems.


December 03, 2021

Workshop, Goethe Institut, Online

This workshop on AI Ethics is being hosted by the Montreal AI Ethics Institute (MAIEI) in partnership with Goethe-Institut to make the ideas of the societal impacts of AI more accessible with the goal of equipping and empowering us all to reshape this powerful technology so that we can achieve a more fair, just, and well-functioning society. The workshop will be centred on the films screened by Goethe-Institut during the week prior to the workshop along with some other materials provided by MAIEI as suggested readings and viewings. Drawing from those as inspiration, this will be a collaborative workshop bringing together people from all walks of life to discuss the subjects of human-machine interaction, machine-mediated conversations, behavior shaping and nudging, future of work, and alternative futures in an AI-infused world. The participants of this workshop will walk away with a more nuanced understanding of the impacts that this technology has on our lives and how we can engage our own communities, colleagues, and families in a more critically informed discussions to move towards a positive future.

Alternative Ai Futures, Goethe Institut AI Festival 2021

November 13, 2021

Talk, Goethe Institut AI Festival 2021, Montreal, Canada

Moderator : A panel featuring Kathleen Siminyu, Priya L. Donti, and Jason Edward Lewis exploring what alternative AI futures can look like and how we can get there.

The Invisible Elephant In The Room: The Trustworthy ML Un-Symposium

October 28, 2021

Talk, Trustworthy ML and Montreal AI Ethics Institute, Online

Moderator : To achieve the promise of AI for societal impact, black-box models must not only be ‘accurate’ but also satisfy trustworthiness properties that facilitate open collaboration and ensure ethical outcomes. The purpose of this un-symposium is to discuss the interdisciplinary topics of robustness, fairness, privacy, and ethics of AI tools. In particular, we want to highlight the significant gap in deploying these AI models in practice when the stakes are high for commercial applications of AI where millions of human lives are at risk.


May 04, 2021

Talk, csv,conf,v6, Online

Speaker : Talk on The Lab Notebook: Bringing Science Back to Data Science

COMP 551 - Applied Machine Learning - McGill University

April 14, 2021

Talk, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Guest Lecturer : Presentation to senior undergraduate and graduate students in the Computer Science programme at McGill University on how to operationalize AI ethics as it relates to industry and research work

MLSys 2021 Conference - JOURNE Workshop

April 09, 2021

Talk, MLSys 2021, Online

Co-Organizer : The goal of this event is to share the evolution of research ideas through specific examples of negative results, retrospectives, and project post-mortems.

Teens In AI Covid-19 Hackathon

April 26, 2020

Talk, Teens in AI, Online

Speaker : Applied AI Ethics: Building ethical, safe, and inclusive AI apps to fight COVID-19

McGill Founder’S Day 2019

April 08, 2019

Talk, MacDonald Campus, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Invited Speaker : Overview of AI Ethics

HR Tech Summit Toronto 2018

September 23, 2018

Talk, HR Tech Summit, Toronto, Canada

Panelist : Addressing Tech’s Ethical Dark Side: How Can We Ensure that AI is Used for the Good

Techstars Montreal 2018

August 04, 2018

Talk, Techstarts Accelerator, Montreal, Canada

Panelist : Panel on regulations and legal frameworks on data privacy

RightsCon Toronto 2018

May 16, 2018

Talk, RightsCon 2018, Toronto, Canada

Panelist : Workers Data Rights - Making sure the human remains in human resources

AI For Good Global Summit, Geneva 2018

May 15, 2018

Talk, International Telecommunications Union, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Canada Delegation Lead : Discussion of AI Ethics work being done in Canada

SAP AI Conference

May 10, 2018

Talk, SAP Montreal, Montreal, Canada

Panelist : Ethics in AI: Meet the Experts

Rework AI Assistant Summit San Francisco 2018

January 25, 2018

Talk, REWORK AI Assistant Summit 2018, San Francisco CA, USA

Panelist : As Our AI Systems Become More Capable, Should Ethics be an Integral Component to your Business Strategy?

Montreal AI Symposium 2017

October 30, 2017

Talk, MAIS 2017, Montreal, Canada

Speaker : Meticulous Transparency — A Necessary Practice for Ethical AI

Tandem Launch AI Mtl 2017

October 23, 2017

Talk, Tandem Launch Labs, Montreal, Canada

Speaker : Exploring AI Ethics and NLP using Chatbots

AI For Good Global Summit, Geneva 2017

June 07, 2017

Talk, International Telecommunications Union, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Montreal Delegation Organizer - District 3 : Discussion of AI Ethics work being done in Montreal