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Artificial Intelligence: Should It Be Trusted?

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January 17, 2024
31 Caroline St N, Waterloo, ON N2L 2Y5

PI Public Lecture Series: @ 7:00 p.m. ET

TRuST Scholarly Network’s Conversations on Artificial Intelligence: Should It Be Trusted?


Artificial Intelligence and big data are dramatically transforming the way we work, live and connect. Innovators have begun designing AI solutions to advance society at a rapid pace, but often new technologies bring both promise and risk. How can we trust AI and safeguard society from unintended consequences to ensure a safe and human-centred digital future?

Join the University of Waterloo in partnership with the Perimeter Institute for the TRuST Scholarly Network’s Conversations on lecture series where technology leaders from UWaterloo, Google and NASA will discuss how AI is transforming society and if we should trust these technologies.

Introductions by:
– Donna Strickland, Nobel Laureate, Professor, University of Waterloo and board member at the Perimeter Institute
– Ashley Mehlenbacher, Professor, University of Waterloo and Canada Research Chair in Science, Health and Technology Communication
– Mary Wells, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo

– Jenn Smith, Engineering Director and WAT Site co-lead, Google Canada

– Lai-Tze Fan, Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies and Canada Research Chair in Technology and Social Change
– Makhan Virdi, NASA researcher
– Anindya Sen, Professor of Economics and associate director of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute
– Leah Morris, Senior Director, Velocity Program, Radical Venture

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Attendance to the lecture is free, but advance tickets are required. Our lectures consistently sell out. As a courtesy to our waiting list guests, your ticket will be honoured until 6:45 PM only. If you have not arrived by 6:45 PM your reservation will be filled by another guest, and you will be asked to join the end of the waiting line.

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