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Bringing science back to the people

Past event - 2019
21 May Doors open 7:00 pm Starts 7:30 pm Ends 9:00 pm
Le Saint-Sulpice, 1680 St Denis St,
QC H2X 3K6
Science should be for and by the people it impacts. Does it always end up being that way though? Come find out as we ask hard questions about how science is conducted, and how it can best serve us all.

Science,Technology, and… Democracy?

Brandiff R. Caron (Assistant Professor and Associate Chair in the Centre for Engineering in Society, Concordia University)
In democratic societies people ought to have a say in the policies that govern their lives. Increasingly, these policies concern incredibly complicated scientific and technical matters. If we want a democratic society that produces policies about science and technology that make sense, where does this leave us?
This talk will examine the role of science and technology in democratic societies and provide a survey of recent efforts to democratize science and technology policy-making.
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Open science: with great data comes great responsibility

Nikola Stikov (Assistant professor at Polytechnique Montréal)
In the 20 th century, the academic journals got picked up by big publishers who started charging the public a lot of money to access the science. In the 21 st century, it is time to take the science back by making it open. The large amounts of high quality data generated by scientists today can revolutionize the way we practice and communicate science, but in doing so we need to strike the right balance between transparency and privacy. This talk will introduce several Canadian open science initiatives that are changing the way we think and talk about science.
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Other events in Le Saint-Sulpice

1680 St Denis St, QC H2X 3K6 1680 St Denis St, QC H2X 3K6
22 May
Montreal EN
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The making of artificial intelligence

artificial intelligence 3382507 640