Machine M.D.

Posted on Friday, May 31, 2019


The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is proud to co-convene :



Machine MD: Hope, Hype and Hurdles

Friday, May 31st, 2019, 4:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Huguette-Labelle Room; Tabaret Hall, 550 Cumberland

Free, open to all  

Peter Asaro, The New School
Nathan Cortez, SMU Dedman School of Law
Joelle Pineau, McGill University
Colleen M. Flood, University of Ottawa
Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor of Canada
Followed by a reception.

Saturday, June 1st, 2019, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Desmarais, 55 Laurier, Room 12102



How will tomorrow’s developments in artificial intelligence and big data intersect with healthcare, and how should our laws, policies, and ethics evolve to be ready?




The ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, powered by advanced computing and large data sets and characterized by a fusion of the physical, digital, and biological spheres promises to radically and rapidly transform many sectors including health care.

Moderated by the Chief Scientist of Canada, our panel of leading experts from Canada and the US will look past the hype of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to discuss the real prospects for transformation in health care. The panel will discuss how the hope of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is intimately tied to surmounting many legal and ethical hurdles: protecting human rights, privacy, achieving adequate regulatory oversight, navigating the disruption of labour markets, and maintaining human compassion in a world of machine medicine. This event will set the stage for a more fulsome discussion at our Machine M.D. conference the day following, where we will further examine how the Fourth Industrial Revolution might be shaped to reflect our common values and objectives in health care.


To view the Full Program, click here.

Opening Keynote Panel (Video)

Peter Asaro
Nathan Cortez
Joelle Pineau
Colleen M. Flood
The Honourable Stephen T. Goudge (Facilitator)

Panel 1: Regulating Safety and Quality (Video)

A. Michael Froomkin
Vanessa Gruben
Nathan Cortez
Dr. Michael Schull (Chair)

Panel 2: Protecting Privacy and Security in Machine Medicine (Video)

Florian Martin-Bariteau
Céline Castets-Renard
Teresa Scassa

Panel 3: Bias by AI (Video)

Jason Millar
Catherine Régis

Lunchtime Panel: AI from Innovation to Healthcare Markets: Barriers and Facilitators (Video)

Dr. Kumanan Wilson
Frank Rudzicz
Mari Teitelbaum
Patricia Kosseim
Alison Paprica (Facilitator)

Panel 4: Neurotechnologies (Video)

Jennifer Chandler
Dr. Tiago Mestre
Dr. Adam Sachs
Peter Asaro (Chair)

Panel 5: Rights to New Technologies and the Public/Private Divide (Video)

Nicolas P. Terry
Colleen M. Flood
Vardit Ravitsky
Antonia Maioni (Chair)

Closing Keynote: Compassionate Care in an Era of AI: Adapting Health Professions Education (Video)

Dr. Brian Hodges
Nicolas P. Terry (Commentator)
Nyranne Martin (Chair)

The event will be recorded, and photos may be taken.


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