Understanding Artificial Intelligence: Building the Future We Want with AI

Nora Young

11:00am - 12:15pm EST

Professional Learning
Early Years, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Grab a warm drink and join Let's Talk Science for our free Coffee and Keynote professional learning series for Canadian educators every Saturday in March. Join us as we welcome Nora Young for her keynote, Understanding Artificial Intelligence: Building the Future We Want with AI.

It’s been over 20 years since Deep Blue, the chess-playing computer, beat Grandmaster Gary Kasparov. But just in the last several years, the range and sophistication of Artificial Intelligence has exploded. What’s driving the current AI boom, and how can we harness its capabilities, while protecting jobs, privacy, and equity?

In plain language, with laughs along the way, Nora Young explains how current approaches to AI work, what the practical future of AI looks like, and what the challenges are.

The presentation will be approximately 40 minutes, followed by a 30 minute Q&A hosted by Dr. Alec Couros.

Nora Young is an informed and ideal guide for anyone looking to examine — and plan for — the ever-changing, high-tech landscape. As the host and creator of Spark, CBC’s national radio show and podcast about technology and culture, and the author of The Virtual Self, Young demystifies technology and explains how it is shaping our lives, as well as the larger world around us. She helps audiences understand trends in big data, new technologies, machine learning, and more.

Young was the founding host of CBC Radio’s Definitely Not the Opera, where she often discussed topics related to new media and technology. Her work has also been featured in print, online, and television and she is also a committed hobby podcaster. Her favourite technology is her bicycle.