Art Impact/Impact Art Workshop     |    Feb 29, 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) will have profound effects on how we live and work. While some artists are leveraging AI as a creative tool and others are trying to understand the implications of AI, too few are engaging directly with the opportunities and implications of this new technology. Increased knowledge and artist engagement are essential. These workshops present an opportunity for national and local dialogue on AI in order to generate shared resources for those working in the arts; policy recommendations for all levels of government; and a community of practice equipped to respond to the impacts of AI while developing their own projects centered on AI.

Where & When

Saturday, February 29, 2020

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Simon Fraser University (Harbour Centre), 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, Room 1520

About the Workshop

This 1-day workshop will not only equip artists to understand the implications and opportunities of artificial intelligence but also imagine the appropriate artistic and political responses to world that will be significantly altered by the introduction of these technologies. 

We need artists not only using these tools, but informing the conversation about how these tools will be deployed, and to whose benefit. 


  • Hands-on experience with AI in a non-technical way
  • Notes from the field on how it is being deployed
  • Considerations for Manitoban creators and communities
  • How can communities respond (making sense)?
  • Shared response - what's next?
  • Action and recommendations

This workshop is designed for ALL levels of technical expertise. Lunch will be provided. 

Produced by the AI Impact Alliance and UKAI Projects with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.


*Seats are sold out now. Register to place your name on the wait list! 






About The Workshop Facilitator: Valentine Goddard

Lawyer, certified mediator and artist, Valentine Goddard is the founder and executive director of AI Impact Alliance, an international NGO whose mission is to facilitate an ethical and responsible implementation of artificial intelligence. She is also a member of the United Nations expert group on The Role of Public Institutions in the Transformative Impact of New Technologies. Ms. Goddard sits on several committees related to the ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, while being regularly invited to speak at international conferences. In her multidisciplinary and applied approach to the ethics of AI, she places special emphasis on human dignity, having initiated throughout her career cultural and social mediation projects for human rights education.