IP Osgoode webinar focuses on environmental implications of artificial intelligence

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IP Osgoode at Osgoode Hall Law School is hosting “Bracing for Impact Webinar Series: AI’s Dirty Footprint,” a timely webinar focused on the environmental implications of artificial intelligence (AI) developments in recent years. The webinar takes places Monday, June 28 at 12 p.m. (noon) via Microsoft Teams. To register, visit eventbrite.ca/e/157507620533.

AI can be a double-edged sword, and while it can make resources and information more accessible and solve some of the world’s climate challenges, it also requires more energy to use and, as a result, increases the carbon footprint. The panellists participating in the AI’s Dirty Footprint webinar will address this central challenge from a variety of perspectives.

Pina D'Agostino
Pina D’Agostino

The event, chaired by Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Pina D’Agostino, founder and director of IP Osgoode, will begin with welcoming remarks from York University’s Vice-President of Research and Innovation Amir Asif. The keynote will be delivered by MPP David Piccini, Ontario’s Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, in one of his first speaking engagements since his appointment to the role.

Professor Aviv Gaon of IDC Herzliya will introduce and moderate the panel. Featured panellists are Andrea Roszell, director, Energy, Sustainability & Infrastructure, Guidehouse; Audrey Lee, senior director, Energy Strategy, Microsoft Canada; Kapil Singhal, co-founder and CEO, Vyntelligence; and Neetika Sathe, vice-president, GRE&T Centre, Alectra Inc.

The Bracing for Impact Webinar series is organized by IP Osgoode, in collaboration with the Harry Radzyner Law School at the IDC Herzliya in Israel and Microsoft Canada. This webinar is an international collaboration with participants and expected attendees in three different continents.