Walter Gordon Symposium: AI, Public Policy and Accountability

In partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the Massey College invites you to  The Walter Gordon Symposium.

Catherine Régis will participate in the first Panel (International) with Valentine Goddard, Julian Posada & Anna Su.

About the event

"Once considered to be confined to science fiction novels, artificial intelligence (AI) has now become part of our day-to-day. Now, policymakers around the world are racing to increase their AI competitiveness, as well as attempting to figure out ways of regulating this technology. With this backdrop, this year’s Walter Gordon Symposium, entitled “AI, Accountability, and Public Policy,” will explore the broad framing question: What does accountability mean to artificial intelligence? This question will be taken up across three levels of governance—international, national, and local—to dive into the vertical and horizontal layering of defining accountability for a cross-cutting technology that no single jurisdiction or authority can govern in its totality. The Symposium seeks to facilitate a comprehensive, well-rounded reflection of AI and accountability, a multifaceted issue, by dissecting each of these policy levels.  

The WGS is named after the Honourable Walter Gordon, who was Minister of Finance and President of the Privy Council under the government of Lester B. Pearson. The annual series, which began in 1990 under the leadership of then head of the College, Ann Saddlemeyer, was designed to present a topic of immediate Canadian significance to an interested audience drawn from academic, corporate and government worlds. "

The event is free and you may register here!