About This Event

MaRS Auditorium

101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

September 21, 2018 - September 27, 2018

The Canadian tech and innovation ecosystem comes together to explore how technology is shaping our future with Al Gore, Whitney Wolfe Herd, Wyclef Jean and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to explore the Corporate Buyer Zone, the Investor Zone, Elevate R Pitch, and our exclusive Access Lounge.

Elevate Educate consists of 10+ content tracks, each dedicated to specific subject matter, held at host venues throughout Toronto’s Downtown Core. Pioneers, researchers, not-for-profits and thought-leaders will educate us all on the technologies, paradigms and shifts shaping our future.

The New Normal? Institutionalizing Ethics in the Age of Algorithm

Data breaches, questionable data practices, and privacy debates continue to inundate industry news. Beyond the events of Cambridge Analytica, we have witnessed a deluge of current harms emanating from predicting crimes, facial recognition technology, self-driving cars, and more. While the real harms are yet to be tackled, we must resolve those adverse practices—that have been in place in society for many years—that unfairly use information to perpetuate inequality. How do we identify these harms? If GDPR sets the standard for how information is controlled and used, how does this impact business? Finally, what does this mean realistically to systemically build privacy and ethics into our structure and practices?

Chief Scientific Officer

Carolina Bessega

Carolina Bessega, PhD

Carolina is currently the Chief Scientific Officer at Stradigi AI, a leading AI powered solutions provider, where she applies Artificial Intelligence including Deep Learning, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing to deliver large-scale projects in partnership with clients. With her PhD in Fundamental Physics, her entrepreneurial mindset, her experience as a professor in Computational Physics, and 20+ years of knowledge in research, development and broad programming, Carolina makes sure she provides the proper guidance and direction to her talented team of researchers at Stradigi AI. However that’s not all, wanting to further advance AI, she works alongside renowned advisors and business pioneers in the industry to continuously create, innovate, and develop new technologies that solve real life problems!