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[Special G7 session] AI Ethics: Future of Work – Skills for the Modern Economy
NOTE: This is a special session to capture community feedback on this topic - it will be shared at the upcoming G7 AI Summit happening in Montreal on Dec 6th. The Montreal AI Ethics Institute and McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship are joining forces to discuss the future of work and the skills that will be necessary for the modern economy. This session will take a critical, deep-dive into what this means and will explore this through the following reading material with an objective to produce a short article summarizing the views from our discussions. Guiding questions for the session: 1) How does Canada become the destination for inclusive automation - what might iconic demonstrations look like that will capture public imagination? 2) How might we use AI to find and promote types of work that promote human flourishing, such as through increasing autonomy and creativity? 3) How might we promote the kind of automation that boosts rather than displaces human work? Mandatory Readings: 1) Future-proof: Preparing young Canadians for the future of work 2) Getting ahead of the future of work: Focus on the systems, not the skills 3) Canada and the Changing Nature of Work NOTE : Please join Slack via as we will be actively discussing things there leading up to the session. Format : 6:00-6:10 Registration and networking 6:10-6:15 Introduction 6:15-6:20 Break out into groups 6:20-7:20 Group discussion 7:20-7:30 Inter-group discussion (within each question) 7:30-7:55 Group presentations and debate [3 min. presentation + 4 min cross-questioning by group] 7:55-8:00 Session wrap-up

McGill Dobson Centre

3430 McTavish · Montreal, qc

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    What we're about

    This is a group for people interested in artificial intelligence ethics and artificial intelligence safety. We meet every week, alternating between AI Ethics and AI Safety discussions.

    To contact the organizer, Abhishek: ; or or email at

    The group's official hashtag is #AIEthicsMtl , if using Twitter you can tag @atg_abhishek ( ) so we can share your updates as well!

    We keep the conversation alive between the meetups on our Slack group, you can sign up for that via this link:

    About AI Ethics

    Topics up for discussion under 'AI Ethics' include (but are not limited to):

    • ensuring the benefits of AI are democratically available

    • identifying and working on problems of social importance

    • preventing weaponization and/or malicious use of AI

    • quantification and correction of bias in datasets

    • data ethics and privacy

    • identifying the roles of researchers, policy makers, end-users, and other groups

    About AI Safety

    Risks from artificial intelligence is at the top of 80,000 Hours' list of global issues. To learn more about this, we recommend this article and its references: .

    The paper "Concrete Problems in AI Safety" is a good place to start learning about what needs to be researched in the field: .

    Here are papers we're considering discussing with this Meetup group: .

    To contact Mati:

    More information is available on our Google Group: . For notes on previous meetups, consult this Google Folder: (not being updated regularly because all of the information is disseminated via Slack - see above)


    Let us know if you have any questions or comments, or if you (or someone you know) might be interested in leading a group discussion or making a presentation.

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