Mila > Protecting Human Rights in the Age of AI

An international conference hosted at Mila, in Montreal from February 14 to 16, 2024.

Bringing together key stakeholders from the academic (machine learning, law and social sciences), civil society and policy maker communities, Protecting Human Rights in the Age of AI aims to highlight and advance the critical efforts needed to incorporate human rights into artificial intelligence (AI) governance mechanisms.

This event invites experts and members of civil society to partake in discussions on topics ranging from human rights impact assessments, tools and methods for risk-measurement, and the availability of redress mechanisms. The objective is to further the protection of human rights in the age of AI by learning to integrate them in risk-based governance approaches.


→ Panel discussions and working groups with key stakeholders and speakers. 

→ In-person conference, with some sessions available both in person and virtually.

Organizers and Speakers

Benjamin Prud’homme

Vice-President, Policy, Society and Global Affairs

Catherine Régis

Full Professor, Université de Montréal, Associate Member, Mila, Canada CIFAR AI Chair

Nathalie Smuha

Emile Noël Fellow, NYU School of Law & Assistant Professor, KU Leuven Faculty of Law

*The list of speakers will be announced here soon.


February 14, 2024: Opening panel and reception from 5 to 7pm

February 15, 2024: Public conference with keynotes and panel discussions on the role of human rights in AI governance approaches, tools for aligning and integrating human rights in AI risk-based policies, measuring impacts and risks, and ensuring redress.

February 16, 2024 (by invitation only): Policy working groups.

Areas of Focus

The Venue

Founded by Professor Yoshua Bengio of the University of Montreal, Mila – Quebec AI Institute is an artificial intelligence research institute that brings together over 1,200 researchers specializing in machine learning. Based in Montreal, Mila’s mission is to be a global hub for scientific advances that inspire innovation and development of AI for the benefit of all. 


Participants wishing to stay in Montreal during the event have access to a preferential rate at Hotel Monville, located in the heart of the Montreal International District. Reservations can be made online using the promotional code MILA24.


The registration fees below include access to the conference on February 14 and 15. 

→ General Admission: CA$250
→ Students: CA$25

(excluding taxes and fees)

Places are limited. 

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