Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights Advisory Board

Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights Advisory Board2018-01-11T16:41:25+00:00

The Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights Advisory Board was constituted in January 2018. Made of leading technology thinkers, its mandate is to advise BSIA students working on three projects for Global Affairs Canada that examine various dimensions of the current and potential relationship between artificial intelligence and human rights.

1. How might Artificial Intelligence technologies be used to advance the rights of refugees?
2. How might Artificial Intelligence technologies be used to counter online radicalism and violent extremism?
3. What kind of governance mechanisms are needed should Artificial Intelligence technologies go awry?

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Ben Armstrong

Candidate for Master of Mathematics in Computer Science, University of Waterloo

Ben studies the strategic behaviour of humans in groups. He is interested in modeling spontaneous group formation, social norms, and electoral systems; as well as how we can develop behaviours to aid the public good.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Multiagent Systems
  • Strategic Group Behaviour
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Maura R. Grossman

Research Professor, Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Dr. Grossman is an internationally recognized expert on the use of machine learning in legal eDiscovery. In 2017, she taught the first combined graduate computer science/law school course on “AI: Law, Ethics, and Policy,” both at UW and Osgoode Hall Law School.

  • High-Stakes Information Retrieval
  • Algorithms and Legal, Ethical, and Policy Considerations
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Hadi Hosseini

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology

Dr. Hosseini is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. His research interests are primarily at the intersection of computer science, artificial intelligence, and economics. Particularly, he is interested in fairness and efficiency in resource allocation problems.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Algorithmic Economics
  • Game Theory and Mechanism Design
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Kate Larson

Professor, Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

Dr. Larson’s research interests are in preference modelling, group decision making and strategic issues arising in multiagent settings. Her research ranges from investigating issues arising in social choice and game-theoretic models when there is limited information and computational resources, to using game theoretic concepts in applied domains.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Multiagent Systems
  • Preference Modelling and Group Decision Making
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Peter Suma

Chairman & Co-CEO, Applied Brain Research Inc.

Peter is Chairman and Co-CEO of Applied Brain Research Inc. (ABR). Peter co-founded ABR with a team of computational neuroscientists from the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience. Applied Brain Research Inc. is one of the world’s leading neuromorphic software companies.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Neuroscience (particularly cortical algorithms)
  • Venture Capital
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Roman V. Yampolskiy

Associate Professor, Computer Engineering and Computer Science, University of Louisville

Dr. Yampolskiy is a Tenured Associate Professor in the department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Louisville. He is the founding and current director of the Cyber Security Lab and an author of many books including Artificial Superintelligence: a Futuristic Approach. Dr. Yampolskiy’s main areas of interest are Artificial Intelligence Safety and Cybersecurity.

  • AI Safety
  • Intelligence
  • Ethics