G7 Multistakeholder Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Agenda

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Enabling the Responsible Adoption of AI

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018

Location: O Mile-Ex complex, 6650 St-Urbain, Suite 500, Montréal

Overview

During the 2018 G7 Preparing for the Jobs of the Future Ministerial, innovation ministers agreed to convene a multistakeholder conference on artificial intelligence in Canada in the fall.

This one-day event will build upon the objectives outlined in the G7 Innovation Ministers' Statement on Artificial Intelligence (AI), bringing together industry, research institutions and civil society stakeholders for a deeper exploration of practical perspectives to inform collective action. Recognizing its implications for AI development and adoption, the conference will focus on how we can enable environments that foster societal trust and build upon a common vision of human-centric AI.

Final Summary Report

Agenda

Master of Ceremonies: Mona Nemer, Canada's Chief Science Advisor
8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast and Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
9:15 – 10:15 Setting the Stage: Taking a Multistakeholder Approach to Responsible AI
  • Moderator: Jean-François Gagné (Canada), CEO – Element AI
  • Speakers:
    • Verity Harding (UK), Co-Lead – DeepMind Ethics & Society
    • Fanny Hidvegi (EU), European Policy Manager – Access Now
    • Edward Santow (Australia), Australian Human Rights Commissioner
    • Stefan Schnorr (Germany), Director General of Digital and Innovation Policy – Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
10:15 – 10:30 Health Break
10:30 – 11:45 Breakout Sessions
Theme 1: AI for Society – Inclusion in AI Development and Deployment
  • Country Leads: Canada and the United Kingdom
  • Moderators:
    • Marie-Josée Hébert (Canada), Vice-Rector for Research, Discovery, Creation and Innovation – University of Montréal
    • Adrian Weller (UK), Programme Director for AI – The Alan Turing Institute
Theme 2: Unleashing Innovation – Reducing Barriers to Innovation/Enhancing Market Confidence
  • Country Leads: European Union, Germany, and the United States
  • Moderators:
    • Finch Fulton (US), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy – United States Department of Transportation
    • Lucilla Sioli (EU), Director for AI and Digital Industry – DG CNECT
Theme 3: Accountability in AI – Promoting Greater Societal Trust
  • Country Leads: Canada and Japan
  • Moderators:
    • Jason Millar (Canada), Professor – University of Ottawa, and Koichi Hori (Japan), Professor – University of Tokyo
    • Ian Kerr (Canada), Chair – CIFAR AI & Society Council, Professor – University of Ottawa, and Kentaro Kotsuki (Japan), Director of Policy Research Department – Institute for Information and Communications Policy, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Theme 4: The Future of Work – Skills for the Modern Economy
11:45 – 12:15 Transfer to Plenary and Lunch
12:15 – 13:10 Lunchtime Panel: Where Does AI Go From Here?
  • Moderator: The Honourable Navdeep Bains (Canada), Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
    • Foteini Agrafioti (Canada), Head – Borealis AI, and Chief Science Officer – Royal Bank of Canada
    • Yoshua Bengio (Canada), Scientific Director – Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms
    • Geoffrey Hinton (Canada), Chief Science Advisor – Vector Institute, and Vice President and Engineering Fellow – Google
  • Watch the live webcast
13:10 – 13:45 Announcement
  • The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau (Canada), Prime Minister
  • The Honourable Navdeep Bains (Canada), Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • Mounir Mahjoubi (France), Minister of State for the Digital Sector, attached to the Minister of Economy and Finance and the Minister of Public Action and Accounts
  • Pierre Fitzgibbon (Canada), Minister of the Economy and Innovation of the Government of Quebec
  • Watch the live webcast
  • Read the News Release
13:45 – 14:00 Health Break
14:00 – 15:00 Plenary Session
  • Moderator: Mona Nemer, Canada's Chief Science Advisor
  • Theme Leads:
    • Theme 1: AI for Society – Marie-Josée Hébert (Canada), Vice-Rector for Research, Discovery, Creation and Innovation – University of Montréal
    • Theme 2: Unleashing Innovation: Michael May, (Germany) Head of Company Core Technology, Data Analytics & AI – Siemens
    • Theme 3: AI for Society: Ian Kerr (Canada), Chair – CIFAR AI & Society Council, Professor – University of Ottawa
    • Theme 4: The Future of Work – Giorgio Metta (Italy), Vice Scientific Director – Instituto Italiano di technologica
15:00 – 15:15 Health Break
15:15 – 16:15 Panel Discussion: From Research to Commercialization
  • Moderator: James Kurose (US), Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering – National Science Foundation
  • Speakers:
    • Andrew Greenshaw (Canada), Scientific Director – APEC Digital Hub for Mental Health at University of British Columbia
    • Lucilla Sioli (EU), Director for AI and Digital Industry – DG CNECT
    • Geneviève Tanguay (Canada), Vice-President, Emerging Technologies – National Research Council of Canada
    • Michael Zeller (Germany), Senior Vice President of AI Strategy & Innovation – Software AG
16:30 – 16:45 Closing Remarks
  • The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (Canada)
  • Watch the live webcast
16:45 – 18:30 Networking Reception / AI Showcases
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