The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie University hosts the 2018 Big Thinking panel event - The Social Implications of Artificial Intelligence

A panel discussion exploring the potential social impacts of artificial intelligence and the role humanities and social sciences will play in identifying the legal, ethical and policy issues we should start considering today.

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research and teaching for the advancement of an inclusive, democratic and prosperous society. With a membership now comprising over 160 universities, colleges and scholarly associations, the Federation represents a diverse community of 91,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The Federation organizes Canada’s largest academic gathering, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, bringing together more than 8,000 participants each year. For more information about the Federation, visit

The panel will be moderated by:
Gabriel Miller, Executive Director, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Participants of arm chair panel:

Ian Kerr, Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law and Technology, University of Ottawa

Teresa Heffernan, Professor of English, Saint Mary’s University

Duncan MacIntosh, Professor and Department Chair of Philosophy, Dalhousie University

Fuyuki Kurasawa, York Research Chair in Global Digital Citizenship and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, York University




Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Public Library Central Location, 5440 Spring Garden Road


Free and open to the public with a reception to follow.

Additional Information

This event is sponsored by Dalhousie University (Offices of the President and the Vice-President Research, plus the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Computer Science, Law, and Management), The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Halifax Public Libraries.