Seminar Series on Societal and Ethical Considerations of AI


The seminar series on Societal and Ethical Considerations of AI were run weekly from May - July 2021. The seminar series was originally designed for Master of Engineering students with AI concentration.


The seminars for Spring/Summer 2021 were on alternating Friday mornings online via Zoom. A list of topics covered in this seminar series including dates is indicated below:

Date Topic Speaker
Fri. Jul. 16, 2021 Responsible AI at Microsoft Dr. Joe Guan (Applied Scientist at Microsoft)
Fri. Jul. 09, 2021 Contextual Fairness: A Legal and Policy Analysis of Algorithmic Fairness Dr. Doaa Abu Elyounes (Harvard University & UNESCO)
Fri. Jun. 25, 2021 A start up on responsible AI, sharing the business values of ethical AI Dr. Patricia Thaine (University of Toronto and CEO of PrivateAI)
Fri. Jun. 18, 2021 Explanation in AI systems Dr. Marko Tesic (University of London)
Fri. Jun. 11, 2021 Explainable, Transparent, and Accountable AI to Address Health Disparities Dr. Arash Shaban-Nejad (University of Tennessee Health Science Center)
Fri. May 28, 2021 Spatio-temporal and Privatized Data Preparation Dr. Fei Chiang (Associate Professor, McMaster University)
Fri. May 14, 2021 Responsible AI Ms. Melissa Judd (Vector Institute)