HelpSeeker will host a panel discussion on the current state, opportunities, and risks inherent in using advanced technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, to measure, predict and drive social change. We will hear from leaders in several social issue areas to unpack questions about equity, ethics, efficacy, and capacity. We’ll invite our panellists to lay a roadmap for the advancement of AI-driven decision-making in the social safety net and consider: what next?
In this webinar, you will learn:
The role of AI in measuring, predicting, and driving social change
Hear from several community leaders and their take on equity, ethics, efficacy, and capacity when leveraging AI to address complex social issues
CEO Skills4Good AI
Josephine Yam, J.D., LLM., MA Phil (AI Ethics) is the CEO & Co-Founder of Skills4Good AI. As an AI lawyer, AI ethicist and tech entrepreneur, she leads the company in helping organizations achieve compliance, accountability & Responsible AI. As a woman, visible minority and immigrant, Josephine passionately advocates for equity, diversity & inclusion in AI innovation to create a human-centred AI world.
Skills4Good AI is a Privacy & AI Audit company. It provides organizations with Privacy and AI Audits to help them protect data privacy and mitigate algorithmic bias in their technology systems. Through Privacy & Human Rights by Design, they help organizations not only comply with privacy and AI regulations. They also help organizations enhance their reputations, build trust and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through their SaaS and Service platform, they enable organizations to minimize privacy & AI risks and maximize tech for good. As an AI technical expert, she serves on the Standards Council of Canada Mirror Committee ISO/EC on Artificial Intelligence. She was a delegate of Canada to the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 Open Plenary to work with global AI technical experts committed to building AI standards to ensure we deploy Responsible and Ethical AI. Josephine recently co-authored two peer-reviewed publications on the intersection of AI law, ethics and technology: "From Human Resources to Human Rights: Impact Assessments for Hiring Algorithms" with the Ethics and Information Technology journal and “Is There an App for That?: Ethical Issues in the Digital Mental Health Response to COVID-19” with the AJOB Neuroscience journal. Josephine is one of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awardees. She is also a recipient of the Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award in London, UK. Josephine graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business’ Executive Program. She recently obtained her Master of Arts in Philosophy degree specializing in AI Ethics at the University of Guelph. Her AI Ethics graduate degree strategically complements her Master of Laws degree that she obtained at the University of Calgary. Josephine also pursued advanced legal education at Harvard Law School and the University of Toronto. She also received the Award of Achievement in Diversity & Inclusion from the University of British Columbia. She obtained her undergraduate and Juris Doctor Degree of Law degree from the Ateneo De Manila University. She’s been admitted to practice law in New York (USA), Alberta (Canada), Ontario (Canada) and the Philippines. She regularly speaks at conferences, panels and workshops and has been interviewed on international television such as CNN and CNBC. She’s also been featured in magazines such as Newsweek, Cosmopolitan and the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association.Read
Product Director, BlueDot
James is passionate about delivering social good through innovative technologies. At BlueDot, he is responsible for delivering technologies that help governments and enterprises effectively manage infectious disease risk. He is a founder, product person, and social scientist.
Before joining BlueDot, he founded a company focused on mentorship and career growth. Prior to that, at Delphia, he created technologies that helped people earn wealth from their data. He was the first hire at Vox Pop Labs, helping millions make more informed decisions.Read
Software Engineer, Assistant Professor at Mount Royal University
Yasaman Amannejad is an Assistant Professor at Mount Royal University. She received her Ph.D. in Software Engineering from the University of Calgary.
Yasaman's research interests are building innovative solutions for real-life challenges, applied machine learning, and large-scale data analytics. Her research is published in many conferences and journals and is recognized by several research grants, such as Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and New Frontiers in Research Fund. Yasaman is also a selected member of the NSERC and the National Science Foundation (NSF)on integrating consideration of diversity in NSE research. Yasaman is currently involved in different projects and is collaborating with experts from academia and industry on developing innovative predictive and preventive solutions for social and healthcare challenges. To learn more, visit her website at http://mru.ca/amannejadRead
Director of Product
Carille is Director of Product at HelpSeeker whose work is focused on creating products that meet user needs and establishing product practices and frameworks within the organization. Carille joined HelpSeeker because she wants to use her skills and interests to participate in systemic social change.
Carlile holds both a B.S in Computer Information Systems from Mount Royal University and a BS. in Business Administration and Management from the University of the Philippines. Prior to HelpSeeker, she worked at ATB Ventures as a Software Developer where she gained experience in Digital Id, Social Robotics, and all parts of the Product Development Lifecycle.Read
VP, Innovation, HelpSeeker
Matt joined the HelpSeeker team in Nov 2020. With a background in driving innovation in the public sector, and a heavy focus in healthcare, Matt has deep experience in driving innovation forward and developing commercialization strategies for these products.
Matt has worked in commercialization and innovation in Toronto for Sinai Health System. Matt has obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Victoria and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.Read
VP, Community Success
Monique is from the Xwchíyò:m First Nation on her grandfather’s side and from the shíshálh Nation on her grandmother’s side. Both Nations are located on territories that are currently known as the province of BC. She holds a Blackfoot name gifted by Elder Dr. Reg Crowshoe, which in English translates to “where the water meets the west shore spirit”.
Monique has 12+ years of experience in cross-cultural communication and stakeholder relations with a focus on successful engagement and partnerships with Indigenous communities. She brings both a lived experience perspective as a First Nations woman as well as career and academic experience holding an MA in Communication and Culture from the University of Calgary. Monique is recognized as a Cultural Mediator and holds relationships with diverse Elders and Knowledge Keepers from across Turtle Island. Her work in Calgary has included the intersection of understanding and tackling poverty, homelessness, health, human rights, education, justice and employment of Indigenous peoples. One of her strengths is in relationship building and connections to community leaders, as well as those in non-profit, corporate and government.