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Thursday, November 14 • 3:30pm - 4:50pm
Artificial Intelligence and Natural Resources Management / L’intelligence artificielle et la gestion des ressources naturelles

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Panel Organized by: Queen's University

Proper management of Canada’s renewable and non-renewable natural resources – including land, air, water, and diversity of plants and animals – is critical to maintaining our quality of life. To do so effectively, we must employ new tools to monitor, model, and manage these resources. What role will artificial intelligence play in scientific decision-making leading to thoughtful policy? Can AI accelerate solutions to climate change, sustainable development and conservation efforts while minimizing damage and costs of exploration and exploitation? What are the barriers to using AI to support responsible and safe economic development - and protection - of Canada’s natural resources?

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Warren Mabee

Associate Dean and Director of the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University

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Vik Pant

Chief Scientist & Chief Science Advisor, Natural Resources Canada
Vik Pant joined Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) as Chief Science Advisor on August19, 2019. In his role, he plays a leadership role in developing and promoting NRCan’s S&T priorities, providing oversight and strategic policy advice on cross-cutting science issues and opportunities... Read More →
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Elissa Strome

AVP Research and Executive Director, Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, CIFAR
Elissa was appointed Executive Director of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy in January 2018 and AVP Research at CIFAR in March 2019. Elissa completed her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia in 2006. Following a post-doc at Lund University, in Sweden, she decided... Read More →
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Joshua Marshall

Associate Professor and Interim Director, Queen's University
Dr. Marshall joined Queen’s University in 2010 and has been instrumental in building the multidisciplinary Offroad Robotics research group (formerly the Mining Systems Laboratory) and, most recently, leading the development of the Ingenuity Labs Research Institute as Interim Director... Read More →
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Bruce Ringrose

Head of Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations, Farmers Edge Inc.
A strategy and business development leader with more than 20 years’ experience in economic and environmental initiatives, Bruce Ringrose advances the strategic plans and spearheads partnership development that have solidified Farmers Edge as a global leader in sustainable agriculture... Read More →

Thursday November 14, 2019 3:30pm - 4:50pm EST