Bracing for Impact Webinar: AI’s Dirty Footprint!

By IP Osgoode


Date and Time:

Monday, June 28, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Online Event

IP Osgoode, IDC Herzliya, Microsoft, Alectra & the GRE&T Centre host a panel about the environmental implications of recent AI developments.

This timely webinar will address the environmental implications of artificial intelligence (AI) developments in recent years. AI can be a double-edged sword, and while it can make resources and information more accessible and solve some of our climate challenges, it also requires more energy to use and, as a result, increases our carbon footprint. Our panelists, from a wide range of expertise, will look closely at these issues and discuss ways to foster sustainability.

The event, chaired by Prof. Pina D’Agostino, Founder & Director of IP Osgoode will begin with welcoming remarks from York University VPRI Dr. Amir Asif and a keynote speech from the Hon. David Piccini Ontario Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks.

Dr. Aviv Gaon, IDC Herzliya will introduce and moderate the panel. Panelists include:

  • Ms. Andrea Roszell, Director, Energy, Sustainability & Infrastructure, Guidehouse
  • Dr. Audrey Lee, Senior Director, Energy Strategy, Microsoft
  • Mr. Kapil Singhal, Co-Founder & CEO, Vyntelligence
  • Ms. Neetika Sathe, Vice President, GRE&T Centre, Alectra Inc.

The Bracing for Impact Webinar series is organized by IP Osgoode, in collaboration with the Harry Radzyner Law School at the IDC Herzliya in Israel and Microsoft Canada, and for this event, we are delighted to be collaborating with Alectra Inc and its GRE&T Centre.