AI + Society

This work stream seeks to explore the opportunities enabled by artificial intelligence (AI) while investigating the social, political, and ethical challenges of current and future capabilities and applications.
AI and Society
Simon Porter Peng / Brookfield Institute

About the AI + Society Work Stream

The rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and applications offer promising benefits but also pose challenges to current policy frameworks and impact social and economic systems. Determining current and future impacts of AI-driven technology requires understanding the values, assumptions, and contexts associated with AI’s development and use. Our work seeks to explore the opportunities of AI while investigating the social, political, and ethical challenges of current and future capabilities and applications.

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Sep 2, 2020

Concerns about data collection and individual privacy are on the rise as governments and corporations deploy technology to detect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
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Jun 19, 2020

We worked with CIFAR and the British Columbia Ministry of Health to bring together a diverse group of experts to discuss the application of AI to the provincial healthcare system.
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May 14, 2020

The past has shown us that automation often accelerates during economic downturns. While Canada has previously lagged in tech adoption, now may be the time to catch up.
Automation, Accelerated: Will technology adoption amidst the pandemic leave Canada further behind?

Feb 20, 2020

A conclusion and summary of what we currently know about public perceptions related to personal data collection, data activism, and current legislation and policy.
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