What if things start to think for themselves? The Promise and Perils of Artificial Intelligence
May
22
5:00 PM17:00

What if things start to think for themselves? The Promise and Perils of Artificial Intelligence

  • Desmarais Building, University of Ottawa (map)
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Ottawa Is Artificial Intelligence a term more suited to science fiction or science fact? In this panel we’ll look at how does AI works, explore the challenges researchers face, ask how likely a 'super-intelligent' AI really is and consider the implications for society and policy.

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GMOS: Facts & Misconceptions - Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

GMOS: Facts & Misconceptions - Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Food Evolution explores the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, the film, narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, wrestles with the emotions and the science driving one of the most heated arguments of our time.

This is followed by a panel discussion and interaction with the audience featuring:
Film Director Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Carol T. Culhane, CEO of International Food Focus Ltd., Ian Affleck, Executive Director, Plant Biotechnology at CropLife Canada (Toronto); Dr. Maria Trainer, Managing Director, Science and Regulatory Affairs at CropLife Canada, (Waterloo), Greg Hannam, Ontario Grain Farmer (Woodrill Farms), & An Expert with International and Developing World perspective (TBA).
 

Tickets are $10 for non RCIS members, and free for RCIS members in good standing.

RCIS Members please contact the RCIS Office (information@rciscience.ca or 416 977 2983 to register. Non-Members can purchase their tickets at Eventbrite

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