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

November 19th and 20th 2020

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.


To be announced!



2020 Speakers and panelists

Anirudh Koul

Head of AI at Aira, Seeing AI founder, Author of ‘Practical Deep Learning for Cloud+Mobile’

Phebe Vayanos

Assistant Professor at USC, Associate Director at CAIS Center for AI in Society





2019 Speakers and panelists

Kathleen Siminyu

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

Lyse Langlois

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

Milind Tambe

Professor of Computer Science, Director of the Center for Research in Computation and Society (CRCS) at Harvard University.
Director, AI for Social Good at Google Research India.

Virginia Dignum

Chair of Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Society, Umea University Sweden

Anne T. Griffin

Lead Product Manager, OpenLaw

Trooper Sanders

Rockerfeller Foundation Fellow, AI and Equity

David Galipeau

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

Derek Ruth

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

Jonathan Villeneuve

Artist, Interactive Public Art, #nosateliers


Artist, entrepreneur, Prologue.AI

Catherine Régis

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

Valentin Callipel

Lawyer, Cyberjustice Lab Lead

Kai-Hsin Hung

Program officer, IDRC

Stefaan Verhulst

Open Data Governance expert, GovLab

DongWoo Kim

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

Karina Kasserwan

Lawyer, Indigenous Law, Kesserwan Arteau

Akoulina Connell

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

Philippe Beaudoin

Senior AI Researcher, Co-Founder of Element AI

Margie Mendell

Professor, School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University

Karim Benyekhlef

Karim Benyekhlef

Professor, Law, University of Montreal, Director Cyberjustice Lab

Carolina Bessega

Chief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder Stradigi AI

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