AI Impact Alliance
Our Mission: AI Impact Alliance aims to facilitate an ethical and responsible implementation of Artificial Intelligence, for the benefit of the greatest number of people. By bringing together experts from complementary sectors and disciplines, AI Impact Alliance studies the social, political, legal and ethical implications of AI and proposes solutions to achieve the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. AI Impact Alliance is a founding member of the International Observatory on the Ethical and Social Impact of AI.
Who we are
The AI Impact Alliance is an NGO born in 2017 from the desire to ensure that Artificial Intelligence benefits as many people as possible. AI Impact Alliance is the founding organization of the AI on Social Mission Conference and the national program, Art Impact.
Its founder and president, Valentine Goddard, is a recognized expert in the ethical and social implications of Artificial Intelligence and has spoken at numerous international conferences. A lawyer, certified mediator and artist, Valentine has always put human dignity at the heart of her approach.
Since its launch, AI Impact Alliance has been supported by Professor Yoshua Bengio, President Emeritus of our Advisory Board. He is the Director of MILA, the Quebec AI Research Institute, and a world renowned researcher in Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
AI Impact Alliance relies on a team of specialists in ethics, innovation, public policy, health, education, arts, communication and others who bring their expertise to support AI Impact Alliance’s mission.
What we do
We help you find data strategies and artificial intelligence solutions to increase your social impact and propose action plans to avoid the risks associated with the implementation of artificial intelligence solutions.
In order to facilitate meetings between stakeholders and promote multidisciplinary learning, AI Impact Alliance creates and produces events that work towards the same objective: to share knowledge so that technology is useful to as many people as possible and supports social innovation.
IMPARTIAL AND INDEPENDENT GOVERNANCE
While promoting cross-sectoral collaboration and dialogue, our governance rules ensures that only civil society organizations have a right to vote on public policy recommendations, or on any strategic decisions to be taken regarding research orientations and upcoming priorities.
- We organize tailored workshops with high-level experts and curate events with superior quality content;
- We create User Experience Labs to ensure trust and social acceptability in the uses and governance of AI;
- We produce reports on specific topics such as comparative developments in AI governance, supported by our network of international experts;
- We are developing publications and other knowledge-sharing tools to improve social dialogue on AI and understanding of the deployment of this new technology in society.
For more information on membership, please scroll down, or contact Contact Valentine Goddard at (514) 512-0002, v . g o d d a r d @ alliance impact . org.
PROGRAMS, WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES
AI on a Social Mission is a two day annual conference that brings together scientists and researchers, NPOs, large companies, start-ups, civil society, political decision-makers and innovators in the social sector. Together, they collaborate to advance the use of Artificial Intelligence for the benefit of the greatest number of people. The conference aims to facilitate the achievement of the 17 UN goals to support sustainable development, including through education, health, environment, employment, inclusion and training.
Art Impact is a joint production between AI Impact Alliance and UKAI Projects, co-lead by Akoulina Connell, Jerrold McGrath and Valentine Goddard. Its mission is to engage artists in a national dialogue on artificial intelligence, to explore its potential with them and to amplify the role that artists play in the major changes that this technology offers. Starting in the summer of 2019, Art Impact will organize and facilitate nearly 20 workshops across Canada to generate shared resources, publish public recommendations and create a community of practice to address the impact of AI. Results will be revealed at the AI on a Social Mission Conference. Come and hear what artists have to say at #AIOASM2020!