Food for Thought: AI, the labour market and inclusiveness
A collaborative event brought to you by the ISSP and the Inclusive Innovation Research Cluster.
Nov 1, 2023 — 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, November 1st, at 12:00PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Public Policy (ISSP) hosts another edition of its Food for Thought series, organized collaboratively with the Inclusive Innovation Speaker Series. Professor Sandra Schillo, leader of the Inclusive Innovation Research Cluster, will welcome Viet Vu, Manager of Economic Research at the Dais, for a discussion on the impacts of artificial intelligence on labour markets and inclusiveness.
About the event:
Viet Vu, manager of economic research at the Dais, will discuss current thinking about artificial intelligence impacts work, and whether the most recent wave of advances seen in the field of generative pre-trained transformer (GPT) model changes the dynamics of labour market impact.
He will start by characterizing the technology, then explore the workforce composition (with an inclusivity lens) that is involved in developing such technologies, as well as the impact such a composition has on the technology that gets created. He will then discuss the current state of AI adoption in Canada, as well as an overview of the conversation that surrounds regulating such technologies to ensure responsible adoption.
This event will take place in a hybrid format, with in-person places limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This edition of the ISSP's Food for Thought has beenorganized collaboratively with the Inclusive Innovation Speaker Series and the Inclusive Innovation Research Cluster. to learn more about their work.
Professor Sandra Schillo
Inclusive Innovation Research Cluster Leader, ISSP; Associate Professor, Telfer School of Management
Sandra Schillo focuses her research on improved methodologies relating to the measurement of innovation, entrepreneurship and their impact.
Dr. Schillo has research and professional experience in the areas of science and technology, research and innovation management and entrepreneurship. Her professional work experience includes work completed for Industry Canada and many science based departments and agencies of the Canadian federal government.
Dr. Schillo completed her doctoral studies at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, University of Kiel, Germany. She obtained her Masters' degree in Engineering Management from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, majoring in corporate strategy and specializing in innovation management and technology transfer.
Manager of Economic Research, the Dais, Toronto Metropolitan University
Viet (he/him) leads economics research at the Dais as Manager, Economic Research. Prior to the merger, at the Brookfield Institute, Viet has done extensive work on the impact of technology in the labour market in Canada, the technology sector and workers, digital skills, and scale-ups.
His research has been cited widely in national media, and has impacted policies at all levels of government. He believes that research, when done rigorously, can not only help shape policy, but also bring attention to issues that impact those who have been left out of conversations about Canada’s future.
Viet holds a Masters of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Economics from the University of British Columbia. Being a queer immigrant to Canada, Viet also devotes significant attention to ensuring the field of economics is inclusive to all. He sits on the Canadian Economics Association’s Diversity committee, and co-chairs the Affinity groups working group.
E. Louise Earl has extensive national and international experience in the measurement of science, technology and innovation (ST&I) and the development of related statistical indicators. She is best known for championing the measurement of innovation to all sectors of the economy and developing methods to measure knowledge management and other technology management and use practices. Ms. Earl has co-edited, authored and contributed to numerous chapters, volumes and classification manuals in the field of ST&I measurement. She was vice chair of the OECD’s Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators from 2016 to 2018.