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The Ethics of AI & Machine Learning

July 15, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am ADT

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In Part 3 of our 3-part series, Jennifer LaPlante from DeepSense will discuss how participants can navigate the social, cultural, political and ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Attendees will learn about existing regulations, ethical processes, and the risks that companies and organizations take as they move forward with AI & ML.

Participants will walk away with:

• Knowledge of ethical concerns regarding Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
• Knowledge of current regulations surrounding these technologies

Please Note: While this is a 3-part series on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, attendees are welcome to participate in any number of sessions. It is not necessary to participate in Part 1 in order to attend Parts 2 or 3.


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Jennifer LaPlanteAbout Jennifer LaPlante
The Executive Director of DeepSense, Jennifer LaPlante is a passionate leader with broad experience in innovation, analytics, strategy and technology. LaPlante’s career began in research and analytics in Ontario before expanding into more technological roles after moving to Atlantic Canada. She holds an MBA and is currently working towards an MSc in Computing and Data Analytics.

She is also a co-organizer of the Halifax Chapter of Women in Machine Learning and Data Science (WiMLDS), a global organization that aims to support and promote women and gender minorities who are practicing, studying or are interested in the fields of machine learning and data science. She also holds positions on numerous not-for-profit boards including the national board of the Arthritis Society and the locally based Victoria Hall Society, which provides financial support and housing for senior women.

About DeepSense
Launched in 2018 and headquartered at the Faculty of Computer Science, DeepSense offers an innovation environment that brings together industry with data and ocean scientists to develop commercially useful predictive models, analytical prototypes, and applications for use in the ocean economy.


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July 15, 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am ADT
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