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Virtual meeting of the 2020 Cohort of Avant-Garde@CIRANO

Monday 7 Dec 2020
From 5PM To 7PM

Event organized in collaboration with


The 2020 Cohort of Avant-Garde@CIRANO met virtually on December 7, 2020 on the theme "Artificial intelligence and environment: the terms of the debate".


  • Christophe Abrassart
    Associate Professor at Université de Montréal's École de design
    Co-director of the Lab Ville Prospective and responsible in 2018 for the co-construction of the Montréal Declaration for a Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence


The Avant-Garde initiative aims to create a privileged place for interdisciplinary exchanges and the development of a network of people under 45 with leadership potential.


More information (Avant-Garde@CIRANO Website)




Look back at the event

Christophe Abrassart

Ph.D. in Management Sciences (CGS, MinesParisTech), Christophe Abrassart has been a professor since 2011 at the School of Design of the Université de Montréal and co-director of the DESS in Strategic Eco-Design (UdeM-Polytechnique). He regularly designs and leads prospective co-design workshops with the Lab Ville prospective of the Université de Montréal, on the possible futures of cities and territories facing the challenges of digital and ecological transitions. He is currently leading a project on Montréal in 2050 for the City of Montréal's urban planning and mobility department. In 2018 he was also responsible for the co-construction of the Montreal Declaration for the development of responsible AI. He is also a researcher at the Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ) and co-responsible for the Environment, Intelligent City, Mobility and Territories Axis at OBVIA (International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology).

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17:00 - 17:10
Welcome of the participants and introduction of the guest speaker
17:10 - 17:40
Christophe Abrassart
17:40 - 18:00
Christophe Abrassart
18:00 - 18:30
Discussions in small groups
18:30 - 18:55
Return to the plenary session
18:55 - 19:00