[Special G7 session] AI Ethics: Future of Work – Skills for the Modern Economy

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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 https://brookfieldinstitute.ca/report/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 https://mowatcentre.ca/getting-ahead-of-the-future-of-work-focus-on-the-systems-not-the-skills/

3) Canada and the Changing Nature of Work http://www.horizons.gc.ca/en/content/canada-and-changing-nature-work

NOTE : Please join Slack via http://bit.ly/ai-ethics-signup 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