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Disruptive Technology: AI and its impact on the legal profession and the automotive industry – what path(s) for regulation?





Date: March 1

Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


This one-day multidisciplinary forum will delve into the transformative impact of Artificial Intelligence on two key sectors: the professions, and industry, with a spotlight on the legal profession and the automotive industry. It will bring together thought leaders, professionals, and experts to explore the unprecedented challenges and opportunities AI brings to these critical sectors.





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Agenda (Subject to change)


Partners: Myra Tawfik, Don Rodzik Family Chair in Law & Entrepreneurship, Windsor Law

LTEC Lab, EPICentre


Supporter: Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario


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This one-day multidisciplinary forum will delve into the transformative impact of Artificial Intelligence on two key sectors: the professions and industry, with a spotlight on the legal profession and the automotive industry. It will bring together thought leaders, professionals, and experts to explore the unprecedented challenges and opportunities AI brings to these critical sectors.


9:00 – 9:30 am REGISTRATION / COFFEE


9:30 – 9:45 am OPENING REMARKS


9:45 – 11:00 am PANEL 1: AI and the Legal Profession

This panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges that AI offers to

regulated professions using the legal profession as an illustrative example.

Speakers:


1. Quinn Ross, Bencher The Law Society of Ontario, Managing Partner

The Ross Firm


2. George Wray, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais


3. Joshua Morrison, Director, Future of Law Lab of University of Toronto

Moderator: Annette Demers


11:00 – 11:15 am BREAK


11:15 – 12:45 pm PANEL 2: AI and the Automotive Industry

This panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by industry

with the advent of AI, using the automotive industry as an illustrative

example.

Speakers:


1. Mitra Mirhassani, Professor, University of Windsor


2. Homeira Afshar, Research & Insight Analyst, Ontario Vehicle

Innovation Network


3. Jim Hinton, Legal Counsel, Patent Agent, OWN Innovation, Senior

Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation


Moderator: Wissam Aoun


12:45– 1:45 pm LUNCH BREAK

Lunch will be provided to in-person attendees.


1:45 – 3:15 pm PANEL 3: The Emerging Legal and Regulatory Environment

This panel will discuss the current legal and regulatory environments for

addressing the challenges of AI.

Speakers:


1. Céline Castets-Renard, Full Professor, Faculty of Law, University of

Ottawa,


2. Jennifer Dukarski, Butzel Attorneys and Counselors


3. Pascale Chapdelaine, Associate-Professor, Faculty of Law, University

of Windsor


4. Sam Ip, Partner Technology, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP


Moderator: Jim Hinton


3:15 – 3:30 pm BREAK


3:30 – 4:30 pm PLENARY SESSION: Final Thoughts and General Discussion

An opportunity for active participation for all attendees to serve as an open

forum for sharing perspectives, insights, and reflections on the day’s

discussions.



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