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Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence Forum

Date & time
Friday, April 5, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Enzo Maria Le Fevre Cervini, Zach Devereaux and more


This event is free


Marie Lamensch


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve W. Room 4th Space

Wheelchair accessible


The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) is organizing the Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence Forum on April 5. The event will take place at Concordia’s 4TH SPACE, an innovative and immersive venue for state-of-the-art installations, which will permit leading experts from around the world to gather to discuss this emerging technology's implication for human rights.

MIGS has convened thought leaders and practitioners with the goal of understanding how new technologies are disrupting global affairs. MIGS has worked with Global Affairs Canada and Tech Against Terrorism to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) can counter online extremism and how non-state actors might use AI for nefarious purposes. MIGS has also presented work on AI at the Hague Digital Diplomacy Camp organized by the Dutch Foreign Ministry.

Having strong links within the human rights and tech community, MIGS has also presented work at RightsCon, and collaborates closely with journalists and media professionals.

The Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence Forum will cover such topics as disinformation campaigns, disrupting democracy, online hate towards female politicians and journalists, demonstration of AI technologies, ethics, autonomous weapons, and the possible impact of AI on labour rights and employment. Join MIGS on April 5 to attend a day-long seminar divided into 30- to 45-minute individual sessions led by different experts from around the globe.

Registration is mandatory. If you are unable to attend the full-day, feel free to stop by for some of the individual seminars.

Take a look at the day’s draft schedule.

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