AI Ethics Workshop - Image + Bias - Montreal AI Ethics Institute © Abhishek Gupta - Montreal AI Ethics Institute

Fri, 12/03/2021


Workshop by Abhishek Gupta, Montreal AI Ethics Institute

Online Workshop
Dec 3, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET

This workshop on AI Ethics is being hosted by the Montreal AI Ethics Institute (MAIEI) in partnership with Goethe-Institut to make the ideas of the societal impacts of AI more accessible with the goal of equipping and empowering us all to reshape this powerful technology so that we can achieve a more fair, just, and well-functioning society.
The workshop will be centred on the films screened by Goethe-Institut during the week prior to the workshop along with some other materials provided by MAIEI as suggested readings and viewings. Drawing from those as inspiration, this will be a collaborative workshop bringing together people from all walks of life to discuss the subjects of human-machine interaction, machine-mediated conversations, behavior shaping and nudging, future of work, and alternative futures in an AI-infused world.
The participants of this workshop will walk away with a more nuanced understanding of the impacts that this technology has on our lives and how we can engage our own communities, colleagues, and families in a more critically informed discussions to move towards a positive future.

Abhishek Gupta
is the Founder and Principal Researcher at the Montreal AI Ethics Institute, an international non-profit research institute with a mission to democratize AI ethics literacy. He works in Machine Learning and serves on the CSE Responsible AI Board Member at Microsoft where his work helps solve the toughest technical challenges of Microsoft’s biggest customers. Through his work as the Chair of the Standards Working Group at the Green Software Foundation, he is leading the development of a Software Carbon Intensity standard towards the comparable and interoperable measurement of the environmental impacts of AI systems. His work focuses on applied technical and policy measures for building ethical, safe, and inclusive AI systems, specializing in the operationalization of AI ethics and its deployments in organizations and assessing and mitigating the environmental impact of these systems. His work on community building has been recognized by governments from across North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. More information on his work is available here.

This workshop accompanies the film series IMAGE+BIAS. FILMIC EXPLORATIONS and is part of the project IMAGE + BIAS that critically engages with the cultural realities being increasingly determined by imperceptible technologies.