Marc-Antoine is professor of philosophy at the Université de Montréal, associate member of Mila, and holds the CIFAR Chair in AI ethics (he held the Canada Research Chair in Public Ethics and Political Theory 2014-2019, SHRCC). Since 2013, he has been Director of Ethics and Politics at the Centre de recherche en éthique (Center for Ethics, Montréal). He specialized in theories of democracy and social justice, as well as in questions of applied ethics. His current research focuses on the ethical and social impacts of AI and issues of governance and institutional design, with a particular focus on how new technologies are changing public relations and political structures. In 2017, he instigated the project of the Montreal Declaration for a Responsible Development of AI, and chaired its scientific committee.
Marc-Antoine Dilhac is co-director of Deliberation at the Observatory on the social impacts of AI and digital technologies (OBVIA). He sits on the AI Advisory Council of the Government of Canada.
He holds a PhD in political philosophy from the Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and was awarded a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (SHRCC).
The members of Algora
In alphabetical order
Pauline is the coordinator of ALGORA, an interdisciplinary lab deliberating digital innovation ethics and creating dialogues between AI experts, civil society and citizens.
Passionate about the issues of representation, participation and deliberation, her role is to develop deliberative workshops between different stakeholders on the algorithmic society or algodemocracy. She was a member of the steering committee of the Montreal Declaration for the Responsible Development of AI, an ethical framework for inclusive, fair and responsible AI deployment. She organized numerous deliberative workshops in Montreal in marginalized communities.
She holds a double bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and a master’s degree in political and moral philosophy from University of Montreal. In her research, she is interested in the gender issue within the AI and has notably worked on her master’s thesis on the ethical issues of sexual robotics from a feminist critical perspective. Very concerned about the issues of representation of women and minorities, she chaired for two years the Sofépum (Societies Feminism and Philosophies of University of Montreal), a committee aimed at the inclusion of women and minorities in the academic life of the philosophy department.
More recently, she has been working on the concept of vulnerability in the field of AI and particularly on the issue of the relationship between humans and AI.
Postdoctoral fellow, Senior Analyst
Carl is currently postdoctoral fellow at the Université de Montréal and Mila, and has been awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship by the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technologies (OBVIA).
He is a lecturer and adjunct professor at UQÀM (Montréal, Canada). His research is oriented towards the creation of AI Ethics Tools. His objective is to contribute to the concrete application of high-level ethical principles by developing lists of standards in high-risk areas (Health, Finance).
In general, he is interested in the responsible development of technologies in society, health care and psychology. He co-created canadaprotocol.com, an open access tool for AI developers working in Mental Health. He is also working on the ethical evaluation of free mobile applications and on the concept of moral competence in AI. Finally, he is leading “Reach Me” an m-health project to improve pregnant women’s access to prenatal services, using text messaging.
He holds a M.Psy. (ICP, France), and a Ph.D. in Psychology (UQÀM, Canada). Since October 2019, he is actively involved in the organisation of the AI Civic Forum.
Doctoral Student, Mila
Vincent Mai is a Ph.D. candidate in Artificial Intelligence at Mila. His research focuses on the application of AI techniques in robotics. As part of the Algora team, he hopes that his technical knowledge in AI can contribute to the lab’s mission.
He has always been interested in how technologies impact society. He believes in the benefits of education and deliberation about AI and its uses.
He had the opportunity to take part in the development of the Montreal Declaration for a Responsible Development of AI, from the deliberations to the redaction of the report. He has also been involved in several other projects, such as a robotics summer school in Ghana or a student thinking group about the use of AI at the workplace.
He holds a Masters degree in Robotics from ETH Zurich and an engineering degree from Polytechnique Montreal.
Jihane Lamouri is an education professional and gender equality, diversity and inclusion specialist with over nine years of experience in research, post-secondary institutions, not for profits, international organizations and governments in Canada and across Africa.
She currently leads IVADO’s equity, diversity and inclusion efforts for which she developped a comprehensive framework for mainstreaming equity, diversity and inclusion in data science and the first IVADO-Mila International Summer School and MOOC on Biais and Discrimination in AI. With over 1100 affiliated scientists and 100 industrial members, IVADO is an advanced multidisciplinary centre for knowledge in data science, operational research and artificial intelligence.
Jihane graduated in History, Geography and International Development and is certified in Student Advising.