As part of our ongoing collaboration with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, researchers from Ontario Tech’s Trustworthy AI lab and Human-Machine lab attended an annual research retreat at CNIB’s Lake Joe camp.
There are significant opportunities in the use of AI for assistive technology, and important questions to ask around accessibility in AI technology. Our strategic partnership means that we have the ability to tackle these challenges together, as well as provide experiential learning opportunities to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
We are delighted to welcome three new graduate students to the Trustworthy AI Lab in the Fall 2022 cohort. Nathan Lloyd (PhD student) will be exploring reflective, normative agents that can modify their individual beliefs in the context of their environment and societal norms. Zahra Ahmadi (MSc) has interests in AI and trust in assistive technology, and Arsh Chowdhry is exploring the trustworthiness (or otherwise) of AI systems in the healthcare sector.
Since the Trustworthy AI Lab was founded in June 2021, we are delighted to have welcomed five new researchers to the team. From left to right: Aishwaryaprajna (postdoctoral fellow), Joanna Bakler (Masters student), Tala Defo (Masters student), Shahrbanoo Zomorodzadeh (Masters student), Steve Marsh (Lab Co-Director), Peter Lewis (Lab Director), Narayan Kabra (Mitacs Globallink Intern).
Welcome all! And check out the People section for more info on their projects.
Director of Ontario Tech’s Trustworthy AI Lab, Canada Research Chair in Trustworthy AI Dr. Peter Lewis, wrote an invited op-ed for Canadian political newspaper, The Hill Times. The piece discussed whether AI research is hitting a plateau (in Canada, and more generally). If you don’t have a subscription to be able to read the original, there is a free, slightly longer form version that can be read on Pete’s blog.