Skip to content

AI Ethics: Working Session on Montreal Ethical AI Declaration [Session #3]

Photo of
Hosted By
Abhishek G.


Guiding questions :

The Montreal Declaration for a Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence was announced on November 3, 2017 at the conclusion of the Forum on the Socially Responsible Development of AI, held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The Declaration aims to spark public debate and encourage a progressive and inclusive orientation to the development of AI. In the first phase of the Declaration process, we’re tapping the collective intelligence of all sectors of society in order to examine the many issues raised by new AI technologies.​

The principles and recommendations to which the public is invited to contribute make up a series of ethical guidelines for the development of AI. For this first phase of the Declaration, we have identified seven key values to keep in mind: wellness, autonomy, justice, privacy, knowledge, democracy and accountability. Ultimately, the goal is to offer concrete recommendations to improve the common good with full respect for everyone in society.

We'll be looking at Knowledge and Democracy in this session and will continue with the other values in the following sessions.

Reading List:

Please take a look at the Knowledge and Democracy sections on the above link and make sure to have some thoughts synthesized and possibly even shared on Slack leading up to the session.

NOTE : Please join Slack via as we will be actively discussing things there leading up to the session.

Format : [Session will start sharp 6:30 pm]

6:30-6:35 Introduction to goals for this session

6:35 - 7:25 Break out into groups to discuss Knowledge or Democracy (you can pick one of 2 groups)

7:25 - 7:55 Each group presents summaries + comments from group

7:55 - 8:00 Session wrap-up and feedback

800, boul. René-Lévesque O., Bureau 1900, Montréal, QC H3B 1X9, Canada · Montréal, QC