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Reimagining Education: Thinking beyond the acknowledged, the comfortable and the recognized

June 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

A plenary & panel will address some of the key challenges arising from the development of Artificial Intelligence and associated technologies in our daily lives and on the employment structure. The event will also explore its impact on educational and ethical issues.

The event begins with a keynote address by Professor Ollivier Dyens, McGill University Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) on Education on the Edge of the Technological Singularity: Thinking beyond the acknowledged, the comfortable and the recognized that will explore Big Data, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, CRISPR, the growth of cities, super surveillance, and more, and is followed by a cross-disciplinary panel made up of François Paradis, Dawson’s Director of Information Systems and Technology, Abhishek Gupta, an ethics researcher in artificial intelligence and software developer and the Prestige Scholar at McGill University, Zhenglin Xiong, the founder of QuindiTech, a Montreal-based AI start-up that develops deep learning technology to accelerate medical research and provide diagnosis support to benefit doctors and users, and Sahir Bhatnagar, a Biostatistics PhD candidate in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University.

Hosted by the Director General, Richard Filion. Professor Dyens will be introduced by Humanities’ Carl Saucier-Bouffard and the panel will be moderated by Physics’ Sameer Bhatnagar, program coordinator of Developmental and Explorations Science.


Dawson Theatre
2000 Avenue Atwater
Montreal, H3Z 1Y4 Canada
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(514) 931-5000