Workshop on the impact of AI on the workforce, culture and social cohesion

Date & Time

Wednesday September 25, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location

Montreal

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The Public Policy Forum (PPF) is collaborating with the Banff Forum for a series of workshops with Banff Forum members across the country.  These discussions are part of the regional consultations that PPF is undertaking as part of its Brave New Work project.

 

This session in Montreal is our fourth workshop with Banff Forum members, and will be focused on the impact of AI on the workforce, culture and social cohesion. The session will be opened with presentations by Dr Guylaine Beaudry, Vice-Provost, Digital Strategy and University Librarian, Concordia University and Renjie Butalid Co-Founder Montreal AI Ethics Institute and Associate Director, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship .

 

By Invitation only.

If you have any questions, please contact bcosgrove@ppforum.ca

Workshop on the impact of AI on the workforce, culture and social cohesion Speakers

Dr. Guylaine Beaudry, Vice Provost, Digital Strategy and University Librarian, Concordia University

Guylaine Beaudry is Vice-Provost, Digital Strategy and University Librarian at Concordia University (Montreal). She led the major renovation of the Webster Library and the transformation of the chapel of the Grey Nuns motherhouse into a reading room. Since August 2017, she has been leading the university-wide digital strategy.

She was previously Executive Director of Érudit (www.erudit.org), a publishing platform for humanities and social sciences scholarly books and journals. She wrote many publications on scholarly publishing, notably, the books La communication scientifique et le numérique, (Hermès/Lavoisier, Paris), Le nouveau monde numérique et les revues scientifiques (Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal (PUM) and La Découverte, Paris, France), that was translated and published by University of Calgary Press (Scholarly Journals in the New Digital World) and Profession : bibliothécaire (PUM). She was a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s Expert Panel on the status and future of libraries and archives in Canada. She has recently been elected to the 2019 class of the Royal Society of Canada. She holds a doctorate in history of the book from École pratique des hautes études (Paris). Her thesis is entitled “Scholarly communications and the digital revolution: Analysis of a mutation period from a historical perspective”.

 

Renjie Butalid, Co-Founder Montreal AI Ethics Institute and Associate Director, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Renjie Butalid is an award-winning entrepreneur whose work lies at the intersection of technology startups, social innovation, and cross-sector civic engagement. Renjie is Associate Director of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship at McGill University. Having raised over $8-million for the Dobson Centre and its entrepreneurship programs, Renjie works with key stakeholders, and a wide range of public and private partners to drive the entrepreneurship agenda at McGill forward. Renjie is also Co-founder of the Montreal AI Ethics Institute (MAIEI), helping to define humanity’s place in a world increasingly characterized and driven by algorithms. MAIEI, whose AI Ethics community now includes over 1,400 members, does this by creating tangible and applied technical and policy research in the ethical, safe and inclusive development of AI. Renjie is a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum, a member of the Banff Forum, and was named top 40 Under 40 by the Waterloo Region Record. 

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