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CIC National Capital (Ottawa): thePanel: The AI Arms Race – Should We Be Worried?

March 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


The CIC National Capital Branch is pleased to partner with thePanel’s in its upcoming event: The AI Arms Race: Should We Be Worried?

Recent breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence promise to make our lives more comfortable and prosperous. But they also mean that AI has become an important source of economic and military power. The United States and China are jockeying for dominance in the field. There are fears of a new arms race and the spread of so-called “killer robots”. Some go so far as to worry that we will inadvertently stumble across an AI so powerful and beyond our control that it puts all of humanity at risk.

Are these threats serious or just science fiction? Should we try to regulate AI research and ban its military applications? As a leader in AI, what should Canada be doing?


Stephanie Carvin – Associate Professor, International Relations, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

William A. Carter – Deputy Director, Technology Policy Program, Centre for Strategic and International Studies

Erin Hunt – Program Coordinator, Mines Action Canada

Eddie Daghelian – Vice President, Worldwide Software Client Architects and Client Success, IBM Canada

Moderated by:
Marie-Danielle Smith – Politics Reporter, National Post


General Admission: $25
Students: $15
Includes canapés and cocktails

Registration via EventBrite

Contact Person: Nathan Bowers-Krishnan – thepanel@thepanelonline.com


March 28, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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CIC National Capital (Ottawa) Branch