Bracing for Impact series returns in-person with ‘Future of AI’ event

Event banner Bracing for Impact 2022 The Future of AI for Society

IP Osgoode, Reichman University and Microsoft announce the return of Bracing for Impact in-person events for the first time since 2019.

This year’s conference theme is “The Future of AI for Society.” Bracing for Impact 2022 will run from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Throughout the day, three panels – each an hour in length – will examine the burgeoning roles of artificial intelligence in our daily lives. Areas of focus include: AI in the urban development of smart cities, AI in legal practice and the importance of legal data, and AI in healthcare. These panels are followed by the launch of the York University Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Society and the award ceremony for the IP Osgoode David Vaver Medal of Excellence in Intellectual Property, which annually recognizes one graduating Osgoode student’s exceptional achievements in intellectual property law.

For more panel details, including a full list of guest speakers, click here.

Between the panels are two intermissions – during which attendees will have an opportunity to meet and greet SPOT, the famous AI robot dog from Boston Dynamics – as well as a lunch break.

Lior Zemer, dean of the Harry Radzyner Law School at Reichman University, will be joined by Justice Marshall Rothstein, formerly of the Supreme Court of Canada, for a special luncheon keynote. Their collaborative presentation on “ghetto copyright” demonstrates the failure of today’s legal apparatus and contemporary academic discourse in protecting and advancing the property rights of Jewish prisoners who directly documented the horrors of the Holocaust. Zemer and Rothstein will spark a provocative debate over legal and moral rights in these works of art, music, drama and authorship.

Admission is free and includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments throughout the day and a reception in the evening. The event will also be livestreamed on the Osgoode Hall Law School YouTube channel. You can also register to receive an email reminder with the link on the morning of the event.

In-person registration is currently full. To join the in-person event waiting list please proceed through the Eventbrite registration to be notified if a seat becomes available.

If you are no longer able to attend in-person, please advise event organizers via the Eventbrite page to edit your registration.

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