A panel discussion exploring the potential social impacts of artificial intelligence and the role humanities and social sciences will play in identifying the legal, ethical and policy issues we should start considering today.

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research and teaching for the advancement of an inclusive, democratic and prosperous society. With a membership now comprising over 160 universities, colleges and scholarly associations, the Federation represents a diverse community of 91,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The Federation organizes Canada’s largest academic gathering, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, bringing together more than 8,000 participants each year. For more information about the Federation, visit www.ideas-idees.ca.

The panel will be moderated by:
Gabriel Miller, Executive Director, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Participants of arm chair panel:

Ian Kerr, Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law and Technology, University of Ottawa

Teresa Heffernan, Professor of English, Saint Mary’s University

Duncan MacIntosh, Professor and Department Chair of Philosophy, Dalhousie University

Fuyuki Kurasawa, York Research Chair in Global Digital Citizenship and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, York University

This event will be free and open to the public with a reception to follow.

Questions? Contact fassalum@dal.ca

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This event is sponsored by Dalhousie University (Offices of the President and the Vice-President Research, plus the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Computer Science, Law, and Management), The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Halifax Public Libraries.