February 14-16, 2023

International Symposium - Society, AI and Normativities

As AI expands, its economic potential grows, and its blind spots are increasingly revealed. Major investments are being made, aiming at the development of a competitive ecosystem, but the expected benefits are also coming with some risks: breach of personal information, discrimination, bias of race, class or gender, social control, loss of autonomy, etc. A worldwide consciousness of these ethical, legal and societal issues has already led to the development of ethical frameworks and more than 200 guidelines, codes, frameworks or other ethical standards adopted by different stakeholders (governments, civil society, companies).

With the contribution of some twenty speakers from Quebec, Canada and the international scene, this symposium aims to take a critical and nuanced overview of the ethics of AI and the normative tools framing the development of AI. These talks seek to explore and discuss the normative plurality framing the deployment of AI as well as the tools of AI governance developed to shift from "declaration" to action. We will also discuss issues of participation and inclusion in the processes of normative construction in order to deconstruct the universalizing representation of AI and to foster the integration of a wider spectrum of concerns, including that of users as actors in their own right in the development and use of AI.

This conference is an opportunity to raise questions and explore different perspectives with researchers, practitioners and civil society actors in order to enrich the debate and to think differently about the different normative initiatives surrounding AI, for the benefit of individuals, groups and the whole society.

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Program, bios and partners

Program, bios and partners


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Hosting Committee

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Organized by


With the support of

  • Fonds de recherche du Québec
  • Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
  • Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec
  • Ministère de la Cybersécurité et du Numérique du Québec
  • UK Science and Innovation Network
  • Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Human Nature and Technology
  • Algora Lab
  • Chaire LR Wilson
  • Université Laval

Registration and fees

Registration is required and the capacity is limited.

All rates includes the three days of activities, coffee breaks and lunches on February 15 and 16, 2023.


  • General: $350 CAD
  • Academic and civil society: $100 CAD
  • Student: $50 CAD

Additional information

The talks will be presented in French and English and will be translated simultaneously.

Participants will be able to receive a certificate of participation for professional training for a period of 16.5 hours.

For any additional information about the event, please contact: coordination@observatoire-ia.ulaval.ca

For all media requests, please contact: communications@observatoire-ia.ulaval.ca


Grande Bibliothèque de BAnQ

475, Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est Montréal, QC Canada, H2L 5C4

Registration period

December 12, 2022 - 16:13 until February 15, 2023 - 17:00

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact coordination@observatoire-ia.ulaval.ca .

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