Montreal AI Ethics Institute

Creating tangible and practical technical and policy research in the ethical, safe and inclusive development of AI

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Mission

Our mission is to help define humanity’s place in a world increasingly characterized and driven by algorithms

We do this by creating tangible and applied technical and policy research in the ethical, safe and inclusive development of AI

Our unique advantage in Montreal is that we are situated globally at the leading edge of technical research while leveraging strong Canadian values of diversity and inclusion

"Treating AI as inherently good overlooks the important research and development needed for ethical, safe and inclusive applications.
Poor data, inexplicable code or rushed deployment can easily lead to AI systems that are not worth celebrating."
Abhishek Gupta in the World Economic Forum
How Canada can be a global leader in ethical AI

Values

We are focused on the applied and practical, not theoretical

We enable citizen empowerment to enhance policy development on the ethical, safe and inclusive development of AI

We act as a pool of knowledge and resources to enable applied experiments that will build tangible frameworks to address ethical, safety and inclusion issues in AI development

We publish all our research open-source and strive for scientific and technical reproducibility

Programs & Impact

An inclusive and global AI ethics community

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1300+ Members
40+ Meetups in Montreal
30+ Organizations Engaged


Practical Application of Research in AI & Ethics

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10+ Active Research Projects
10+ Articles Published to Date
6+ Academic Collaborators


Knowledge Sharing: Conferences and Workshops

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40+ Speaking Engagements
10+ Workshops
10+ University Lectures


An Inclusive and Global AI Ethics community

Doing deep dives on a breadth of topics

Working with progressive partners

Practical Application of Research in AI & Ethics

Keeping pace with the ever-expanding impact of AI ethics

Featured Publications

Knowledge Sharing: Conferences and Workshops

Select Keynote, Panel Discussion and Workshop Topics on AI & Ethics

Select Keynote, Panel Discussion and Workshop Topics on AI & Ethics

Founding Team


Abhishek Gupta

Founder


Abhishek Gupta is the founder of Montreal AI Ethics Institute and an AI Ethics Researcher at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. His research focuses on applied technical and policy methods to address ethical, safety and inclusivity concerns in using AI in different domains. Abhishek comes from a strong technical background, working as a Software Engineer, Machine Learning at Microsoft in Montreal.



Renjie Butalid

Co-Founder


Renjie Butalid is co-founder of MAIEI and Associate Director of the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship in Montreal, Canada. Renjie and his team at McGill recently raised $4 million from National Bank to support the growth of the McGill Dobson Cup as well as $2 million from the John Dobson Foundation for the McGill X-1 Accelerator program.



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