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CANSSI Ontario Speaker Series - Gillian Hadfield (DSAS)

Monday, October 19, 2020
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Virtual - via Zoom

Free Event | Register Here

Speaker: Gillian K. Hadfield (U of T)

Title: Why machine learning has us all talking about bias, privacy, and the end of democracy

Abstract: In this talk, I’ll discuss the features of machine learning that distinguish it from conventional data science and how those differences raise new issues for data scientists. These are issues that are increasingly discussed in popular media raising concerns about responsible or ethical AI: algorithmic bias, transparency, and accountability. I’ll also discuss how the growth in the importance of machine learning in industry contributes to heightened concerns around privacy, antitrust, behavioural manipulation, and political instability.

Speaker Profile:
Gillian K. Hadfield is the director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society. She is the Schwartz Reisman Chair in Technology and Society, professor of law and of strategic management at the University of Toronto, a faculty affiliate at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and a senior policy advisor at OpenAI. Her current research is focused on innovative design for legal and regulatory systems for AI and other complex global technologies; computational models of human normative systems; and working with machine learning researchers to build ML systems that understand and respond to human norms.


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