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CIC Young Professional’s Network: AI & International Affairs – A global role for Canada?

January 18 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm EST


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Recent developments in AI have already seen the emergence of “chip wars” between the US and China, comprehensive regulations proposed in the EU, and a campaign at the United Nations to ban killer robots, with more actions likely on the horizon.

How is AI currently impacting global dynamics? Where is the technology headed, and what might that mean for the future of international relations? And what kind of role could Canada play in the coming years?

Join us for a lively presentation and panel discussion to discuss the present and future of AI in international affairs!

Panelist biographies:

Toby Walsh is a professor at the University of New South Wales and one of the world’s leading researchers in artificial intelligence. He is the author of many books including “Machine Behaving Badly: The Morality of AI” and “2062: The World That AI Made”, is a contributor to Canada’s Centre for International Governance Innovation, and a leading voice in the UN campaign to ban killer robots.

Abigail Olvera is an American diplomat and AI policy expert. She advises organizations on strategic governance, geopolitics, and emerging risks, particularly from technologies like artificial intelligence, cyber issues, and resource scarcity.

Matt O’Shaughnessy is a visiting fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on the geopolitics and global governance of artificial intelligence. Before joining Carnegie, he received his Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Wyatt Tessari L’Allié (presenter and panel moderator), is the founder of AI Governance & Safety Canada and author of A Path Forward This Century. He is a member of the CIC Young Professionals Board of Directors.


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