AI is here. Are we ready?

November 17, 2018 | 8:30am – 2:00pm | TechPlace, Burlington

How do we prepare for the advancement of artificial intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence is changing how the world works; self driving cars, cancer detecting robots, hairdresser appointments, movie suggestions. Every year, new breakthroughs in AI continue to keep researchers on edge.

With these breakthroughs in science, there are concerns on how we can enable science and technology to benefit society and our world. Artificial Intelligence is a mystery to many people including important decision makers such as corporate executives, politicians and voters.

At Policy in Technology, our goal is to bring students together to work on case studies and brainstorm ideas, concerns and policy recommendations. Focusing mainly on small businesses, government, and enterprise scenarios, the goal is to determine the most optimal and creative policies concerning the progression of AI.

AI From A Youth Perspective

We’re excited to announce a TU20 mini series focusing on the youth perspective of the Future of AI. We often hear from experts in their middle years, but today’s youth will be the ones that will need to live through the implications of decisions made tomorrow. In this series, three groups of students will be sharing their perspectives of what they see as the future of AI and how companies, governments and people need to change to adapt to this future.

Team 1: Alice Chen, Arushi Wadhwa & Diya Ahmad An Overlooked effect of AI: Disparities of Control & Ownership

Team 2: Hassan El-Essawi Dylan Ratti Fake it Till You Break it: How AI can Impact the ICO Space

Team 3: Vinuthna Vemireddy Briana Tang Balancing Business Needs & Employment in the Age of AI

Below we release their original works from Policy in Technology, amazing work considering they only had 2.5 hours to prepare it.

Download the paper PIT-Report.

How Will A.I Affect Our Future?

Experiences to take away from Policy in Technology

  • Student engagement with technology beyond coding
  • Enabling hands-on experience for students on important social issues
  • Policy recommendations and ideas to be implemented
  • Connecting key decision making with important information in technology
  • Bringing youth and key decision makers together

Prizes That You Can Win

Prizes are awarded to teams based on their creativity and ability to justify their policy.

1st Place Overall: A grand prize of $1500 for the team that comes out on top!

Runner-up prizes will be announced soon!

Keynote Speaker

Neil Cawse – CEO of Geotab

Neil is an accomplished business leader, entrepreneur and engineer who has been founding and running his own businesses since 1992. In 2000, Neil founded Geotab Inc., which is now the largest telematics company in the world, as measured by new vehicle subscriptions being added on a yearly basis. Geotab has been voted one of the 50 fastest growing tech companies in Canada and has been ranked in the top 200 in North America for the last four years. Neil at heart is an engineer and this passion keeps him involved in the day-to-day engineering and design of Geotab’s systems. Neil believes that Geotab’s success stems from the company’s integrity, its forward thinking ideals and foremost the customer receiving the right solution. In 2015, Neil Cawse was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Ontario. Neil is a Contributor for the Forbes Technology Council.

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