CLTS welcomes back B. Courtney Doagoo as AI & Society Fellow

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2019

The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is delighted to announce that Dr. B. Courtney Doagoo will be returning to its community as an Artificial Intelligence and Society Fellow.

 

Dr. B. Courtney Doagoo is returning  to the University of Ottawa as an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Society Fellow at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society (CLTS). She will continue to develop her research on the social, economic and cultural implications of AI with a particular focus on the role of laws, norms and policies. She will notably advise Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau, CLTS Director, in the development of a new research initiative on those topical issues, and Dr. Jason Millar in the development of the Canadian Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Ethical Design Lab (CRAiEDL).

 

Dr. Doagoo completed her Ph.D. in Law at the University of Ottawa in 2017. In her interdisciplinary research, she used empirical methods to learn about and describe the use of intellectual property law and norms in creative communities. Following her doctoral research, she joined the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Coordination Office in New York as a legal intern and contributed to developing the joint initiative on gender and innovation in collaboration with UNESCO and UN Women. She later joined the International Law Research Program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation as a Post-Doctoral Fellow, where she conducted research in technology and law focusing on intellectual property law, artificial intelligence and data governance.

Dr. Doagoo completed her LL.L. at the University of Ottawa, and LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  In between her academic pursuits, Dr. Doagoo has been involved with different technology start-ups, including the one she is currently leading aimed at facilitating access to legal services. She’s also an avid lover of the arts and designed a course on Arts and Cultural Heritage Law taught during her doctoral studies at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law.

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