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Reception | In-Person Seminar

Canadian launch of The Robot Of The Year Competition

Startup & Emerging Company Services
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Fasken is pleased to host the Canadian launch of The Robot Of The Year, a world-wide competition which is expected to attract the best innovations to improve the human condition, using Artificial Intelligence and robotics across 11 industries. All nominees must meet the competition’s stringent 10 ethical criteria and will be evaluated by a panel of 30 international experts from across a wide range of areas of expertise (scientists, philosophers, sociologists, and entrepreneurs).

Join us for a panel discussion with the Canadian The Robot Of The Year jury members, investors and tech entrepreneurs as they consider:

  • The definition of AI
  • The ethical imperative of AI
  • Predictions of the “high social impact” applications which we can expect to see improve our lives in the future


Craig Brown, Partner, Fasken


Philippe Nacson, Founder, The Robot Of The Year
Sofiane Belgadi, Ambassador, The Robot Of The Year North America
Sheldon Fernandez, CEO, DarwinAI, Jury Member: The Robot Of The Year
Douglas Heintzman, Practice Lead for Blockchain & Disruptive Technologies Burnie Group, Jury Member: The Robot Of The Year
Mohammad Javad Shafiee, Professor, University of Waterloo, Jury Member: The Robot Of The Year
Ray Sharma, Founder & CEO, Extreme Venture Partners
Sanjeev Sharma, CEO, Highmark Global
Jérôme Lo Iacono, Partner, KPMG France


  • 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Registration
  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Program
  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Reception


This seminar is complimentary


This is an in-person event


Please RSVP by filling in the form below


Event contact

Nick Fan Marketing Events Specialist