• Past Event

Walter Gordon Symposium

Sep. 24, 2022
8:30am – 6:00pm EDT 4:30am PST12:30pm GMT

Organized by Massey College at the University of Toronto and The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

Massey College is a graduate students’ residential community affiliated with, but independent from, the University of Toronto. The College offers much more than a residence; it provides a unique, congenial and intellectual environment for graduate students of distinguished ability in all disciplines to share in a rich and stimulating community.

The Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy unites people who are passionate to address the problems of a fast-changing world. It aspires is to create a unique, world-leading research, teaching and public engagement site that builds the new field of global affairs from Canada.

Event Overview

Once considered to be confined to science fiction novels, artificial intelligence (AI) has now become part of our day-to-day. Now, policymakers around the world are racing to increase their AI competitiveness, as well as attempting to figure out ways of regulating this technology.

With this backdrop, 2022’s Walter Gordon Symposium, entitled “AI, Accountability, and Public Policy,” explored the broad framing question: What does accountability mean to artificial intelligence? This question was taken up across three levels of governance—international, national, and local—to dive into the vertical and horizontal layering of defining accountability for a cross-cutting technology. The Symposium sought to facilitate a comprehensive, well-rounded reflection of AI and accountability, a multifaceted issue, by dissecting each of these policy levels.

The keynote speaker was PAI’s CEO, Rebecca Finlay.


PAI Representative

Rebecca Finlay