As we collectively face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, putting many of our regular activities on pause, researchers from the Faculty of Law continue to offer valuable insights and commentary on COVID-19 and its effects on our lives.
As an African and a Canadian, I inhabit an observatory. I am a resident in two worlds of blunt contrasts. On a good note, daily at every turn, those contrasts offer privileged lessons on the richness and complexity of the human experience, of our world. In this observatory, it is irresistible not to have a geopolitical perspective on the dynamic of Africa’s relationship with the global south. And since the formal declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic on March 11, 2020 by WHO’s Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the reality of that stark contrast has never been more evident.
Today, the University of Ottawa and Scotiabank announced the creation of a new Initiative that will define problems and identify solutions to essential issues related to ethical AI and technology development. The AI + Society Initiative will be led by Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau, Director of the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the call for nominations for the Common Law Section’s Internal Awards for 2019-2020. Nominations must be sent to Penelope Simons (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 21, 2020. Please consider nominating your professors and colleagues!