Dr. Jason Millar, a Faculty member of the Centre, has been awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the Ethical Engineering of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Situated in the Faculty of Engineering, this unique SSHRC-funded Chair will enable Dr. Millar to further develop his interdisciplinary research bringing ethics and policy considerations to bear on the engineering of emerging robotics and AI.
As part of the upcoming uOttawa IMPACT Forum, CLTS Faculty members and eQuality leaders Prof. Jane Bailey and Dr. Valerie Steeves propose a set of recommendations to ensure that Canada’s Digital Strategy includes measures to meaningfully and comprehensively address gender-based technology-facilitated violence, and discrimination and harassment.
Faculty members Ian Kerr and Teresa Scassa have been appointed to the Government of Canada’s new Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence, joining a prestigious group of leading Canadian researchers and business executives to provide advice on how Canada can become a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) advancements while ensuring that AI policy and practice reflect Canadian values.
The Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), at the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society, received a Measuring Impacts & Progress grant from the Law Foundation of Ontario to investigate access to justice issues in consumer standard form contracts. The team at CIPPIC is excited to be tackling this important access to justice issue that impacts all Canadian consumers in the digital age.