AI on a Social Mission is a major conference on social impact of AI. Discover new applications of AI for Social Good, be inspired, share ideas, expertise, and contribute to social, economic and policy innovation.

This is your voice on a fair and sustainable implementation of AI.

Presentations and panels are available on our YouTube channel

Watch the first two editions of AI on a Social Mission

reveal of our 2020 speakers coming soon

Below you will find the speakers and program for the 2019 edition

Montreal, March 21st, 22nd, 2019

Keynote Speakers

Meet some of our keynote speakers. A surprise still to come.

Yoshua Bengio

Yoshua Bengio

Professor at University of Montreal, IT and Operational Research, Co-Founder of Element AI and Director at MILA.

Virginia Dignum

Chair Ethical and Social Artificial Intelligence, Umea University, Sweden

Milind Tambe

Professor at University of Southern California, Co-Director of the Center for AI in Society, Author of AI in Social Work

Speakers and panelists

Kathleen Siminyu

Data scientist, Women In Machine Learning and Data Science of Nairobi, Africa is Talking

Lydia Kostopoulos

Researcher, Intersection of AI, Art and Politics, Focus on Civic Engagement

Karim Benyekhlef

Karim Benyekhlef

Professor, Law, University of Montreal, Director Cyberjustice Lab

Margie Mendell

Professor, School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University

Béatrice Alain

Executive Director, Chantier de l’économie sociale

David Galipeau

Frontier Technology, Impact Finance, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Asia-Pacific

Trooper Sanders

Rockerfeller Foundation Fellow, AI and Equity

Derek Ruth

Professor, Computer Science, McGill U, AI and Democracy Research Project

Carole Piovesan

Carole Piovesan

Associate, Co-Lead, National Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management Group, McCarthy Tétrault

Jonathan Villeneuve

Artist, Interactive Public Art, #nosateliers

Anne T. Griffin

Lead Product Manager, OpenLaw

Valentin Callipel

Lawyer, Cyberjustice Lab Lead

Catherine Légaré

Catherine Légaré

Founder and Director, Academos

Stefaan Verhulst

Open Data Governance expert, GovLab

Karina Kasserwan

Lawyer, Indigenous Law, Kesserwan Arteau

Nadine St-Louis

Social Innovator and entrepreneure, Change Activator

Betty Ferreira

Founder and Executive Director,

Akoulina Connell

Ex-CEO, Manitoba Arts Council, Art and Data Strategies

Catherine Régis

Professor, AI and Law, Research Chair on Collaborative culture in Law and Public Health Policies

Kai-Hsin Hung

Program officer, IDRC

Nicolas Zorn

Executive Director, Social Inequalities Observatory

Carolina Bessega

Chief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder Stradigi AI

DongWoo Kim

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Public Policies on AI, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Philippe Beaudoin

Senior AI Researcher, Co-Founder of Element AI

Marc-Antoine Dilhac

Professor, Philosphy, Research Chair on Public Ethics

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Technical Advisor in Innovation, Science and Competitiveness
Office of the President of the Republic of Haiti

Lyse Langlois

Executive Director, International Observatory on the Ethical and Social Impacts of AI and Digital

Valentine Goddard

Here for the free food

Social Mission Pitches

Start ups and non-profit organizations that use AI to support their social mission

Logo AiFred
Logo Ubenwa
Logo Laboratoire Domus
Logo Quotient Social
Logo Mr Young
Logo Myelin
Logo Akademos
Logo Botler Ai
Logo NordOuvert
Logo Lincs