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The History of Privacy and the Future of AI with Dr. Teresa Scassa
November 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
THE SHANNON LECTURES IN HISTORY 2020
The History of Privacy and the Future of AI
November 6, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (online)
Abstract: Artificial intelligence relies upon massive quantities of data to train and develop algorithms. The growing use of AI by public and private sector actors to make decisions about individuals – their health, their entitlements, their employment and even their freedom – means that AI applications consume an enormous volume of data about humans. It is no surprise, then, that data protection laws are playing a significant role in the regulation of AI. This talk will explore the history of privacy and what it might tell us about the future of AI.
Dr. Teresa Scassa
Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy
Faculty of Law
University of Ottawa
About the Speaker: Dr. Teresa Scassa is the Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. She is a member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, and a member of the Digital Strategy Advisory Panel for Waterfront Toronto, and the Canadian Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence. She is the author or co-author of several books including Digital Commerce in Canada (2020). She has written widely in the areas of intellectual property law, law and technology, and privacy. Teresa Scassa is also a senior fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) International Law Research Program.