PIBC CPL Webinar #9 - AI: Opportunities, Challenges and Legal Considerations
November 29th 2023
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST
CPL Units: 1.5

The live event is SOLD OUT. The recording will be available soon.

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Held every five years, the BC Land Summit is the premier collaborative conference providing interdisciplinary networking & learning opportunities for professional practitioners in fields related to land and land-use in BC. Leading up to this event, PIBC is hosting a webinar exploring the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in planning and related fields.  We will explore the opportunities, challenges, and risks of this evolving technology, specifically:

  • Practical ways to apply AI in organizational settings, with an emphasis on local government – the City of Kelowna is leading the way by harnessing AI to lessen the need for citizen in-person visits to City Hall, accelerate the development permit application process, and streamline public consultation;
  • Long term risks and potential dangers (cyber security) of AI, and how to mitigate them;
  • Potential legal, ethical and equity issues arising from administrative AI-based decision-making;
  • The need for accurate, comprehensive, and authoritative data to support AI and how to collect this in a timely manner.

The BC Land Summit is designed to spark innovation and collaboration. This 3-day event offers valuable insight from multiple perspectives and ideas that will influence the future of land and land-use. Join us in Nanaimo, BC on May 8th, 9th, and 10th.  For more information: https://www.bclandsummit.com


Ryan Smith RPP, MCIP
Divisional Director,
Planning & Development Services, City of Kelowna
(bio to come)

Jazz Pabla
Information Services Director & CIO, City of Kelowna
Jazz Pabla is the Director of Information Services and CIO for the City of Kelowna. Jazz has worked for the City of Saskatoon, University of Saskatchewan and spent 8 years in the private sector before that. He is looking for opportunities to better the lives of the team, organization , and the community they support.

Dr. Kristen Thomasen
Assistant Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law (UBC)
Dr. Thomasen is one of Canada’s leading experts in robotics law and policy, specializing in drone regulation and the privacy impacts of robotic technologies and AI. At Allard Law (UBC), she teaches Tort Law, as well as Law, Robotics & Society, which explores the legal and policy implications of robotic and AI systems.

Linzey Bedard
Senior Consultant / Community Design Solutions, Esri Canada
(bio to come)


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