Florian martin Bariteau

University of Ottawa joins HAICU!

The HAICU Lab is glad to be welcoming Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau from the University of Ottawa as its newest member. Associate Professor of Law and Technology, Director of the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Law, Technology and Society as well as University’s Research Chair in Technology and Society, Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau’s expertise in law, ethics…

Partnership on AI

The tech industry and its organizational culture : a barrier to HCAI

A study conducted by the Partnership on AI’s DEI Workstream brings forward an important dimension to any work in HCAI : cultural change in organizations. Indeed, whilst the study aimed at illustrating the reality experienced by people from marginalized groups, the study reminds us of the central role played by organizations’ EDI strategies in ensuring…

Justifiable AI : a path to the right to explanation

​​Gillian Hadfield, from the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society, calls to attention the need to reframe the conversation around explainable AI. Indeed, in an illuminating piece on the topic, she brings into view the inadequacy of the field of explainable AI to actually “explain” decisions made about individuals in a language that speaks…


Call for proposals – Human-Centered AI Book

Call for proposals Human-Centered AI: a Multidisciplinary Perspective for Policy-Makers, Auditors and Users —————————— This call for proposal is now closed —————————— The editorial committee would like to thank every author who has submitted a proposal. Further details about the next steps will be shared soon! UPDATES – September 15th 2022 : Authors have now…

Titre of symposium

CNRS Event on AI for industry and Society: Trust and Frugality

As part of the French Presidency of the European Union (FPEU), CNRS is co-organizing a symposium on AI for industry and society: trust, frugality, on February 25, in Brussels and online. The large-scale deployment of AI has highlighted the importance of a strategic positioning of Europe anchored on its values, particularly in terms of ethics…

New member

Catherine Régis to co-chair the Global Partnership on AI Working Group on Responsible AI

MONTRÉAL, Jan. 27, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) has announced that Mila researcher Catherine Régis, full professor at the University of Montréal Law Faculty and a Canada Research Chair, is the new co-chair of its working group on responsible AI. Her term will extend until 2024. The GPAI was established in 2020 to support collaboration among experts from…

"ABB Assembly Line Robot" by avramc is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Robots as minimum wage workers

Wired writes that thanks to rentals, companies are now better able to afford using robots in their factories. “‘Cost declines are great for the diffusion of a technology,’ says Andrew McAfee, a principle research scientist at MIT who studies the economic implications of automation. McAfee says robots themselves have become cheaper and more user friendly…

Couverture livre Schneiderman

Publication of a new book on human-centered AI

In his new book on human-centered AI (only the electronic version is available at the moment), the founding director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at the University of Maryland, Ben Shneiderman, “offers an optimistic realist’s guide to how artificial intelligence can be used to augment and enhance humans’ lives. This project bridges the gap between…

Stop Hammertime

UN asks for a moratorium on the sale and use of AI

UN human rights chief recommends, “States should place moratoriums on the sale and use of artificial intelligence (AI) systems until adequate safeguards are put in place

Octopus at Pona do Ouro, Mozambique

Waiting for an AI to pass the octopus test

In a recent article, the MIT Tech Review describes a thought experiment called the octopus test.