Co-Chairs and members of the Artificial Intelligence and Society Task Force announced

York University Provost and Vice-President Academic Lisa Philipps and Vice-President Research and Innovation (VPRI) Robert Haché are pleased to announce the appointment of Pina D’Agostino, associate professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, and James Elder, professor and York Research Chair in Human and Computer Vision, Lassonde School of Engineering and Faculty of Health as Co-Chairs of York University’s new Artificial Intelligence and Society Task Force.

The AI Task Force will generate recommendations on how to advance York University’s research, scholarship and academic programming in Artificial Intelligence

The task force has a mandate to develop ideas and examine options for building and featuring York University’s research strengths and curricular offerings in Artificial Intelligence and its complex implications for society. The task force will leverage collegial expertise, solicit advice from the University community and generate recommendations on how to advance York’s research, scholarship and academic programming in AI. The goal is to provide the community with a series of high-level recommendations by spring 2019.

The task force members are:

  • Pina D’Agostino (Co-Chair), associate professor, Osgoode Hall Law School,
  • James Elder (Co-Chair), professor and York Research Chair, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health, and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Lassonde School of Engineering,
  • Kristin Andrews, associate professor and York Research Chair, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS),
  • Michael Brown, professor and Canada Research Chair, EECS, Lassonde School of Engineering,
  • Barbara Edwards (Task Force Support), senior policy adviser, research, VPRI
  • Aviv Gaon, PhD Student, Osgoode Hall Law School,
  • Hui Jiang, iFLYTEK Endowed Professor, EECS, Lassonde School of Engineering,
  • Murat Kristal, associate professor, Management Science Specialization, Schulich School of Business,
  • Rebecca Pillai Riddell, professor and associate vice-president research, VPRI, and the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health,
  • Alice Pitt, vice-provost academic,
  • Shayna Rosenbaum, professor and York Research Chair, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health,
  • Terry Sachlos, assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering,
  • Ian Stedman, PhD student, Osgoode Hall Law School,
  • Ruth Urner, assistant professor, EECS, Lassonde School of Engineering,
  • Graham Wakefield, assistant professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Visual Art and Art History, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design,
  • Jianhong Wu, professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Faculty of Science.

For more information, including the Task Force terms of reference, see the Artificial Intelligence and Society Task Force website.