Science, Trust and Democracy in the Digital Age
On September 19 and 20, the University of Ottawa hosted a G7 Academy Research Summit titled “Science, Trust and Democracy in the Digital Age,” presented in partnership with the Embassy of France in Canada and the Royal Society of Canada.
The event brought together a wide variety of international experts. They looked at the current situation, as well as different perspectives on meeting the challenges of the digital age in terms of science, trust and democracy. They also discussed the opportunities available to optimize the complex, changing links among knowledge and understanding, restore societal trust in science, and support democratic institutions and practices in the digital age.
The program was based on 2019 statements issued by the G7 Academy on artificial intelligence and society, as well as on science and trust. The conference was a great success and confirmed the strategic place the University of Ottawa holds in international conversations on these topics.