Transforming challenges into opportunities to do better: ethics, cybersecurity and intellectual property

PARTNER: Lavery Lawyers

It’s hard to talk about Artificial Intelligence without facing the controversy about these 3 key elements for the individual protection of a variety of stakeholders from creators to end-users. 

If each of these challenges is important in itself and could benefit from its own forum of exchange, together, these topics represent opportunities to move towards a common mission: to improve industry practices for all these players. So let’s work together!


Jun 14 2022


14h00 - 14h45


Collision & Co-Creation,


  • Éric Lavallée
    Éric Lavallée
    Lawyer, trademark agent and head of the Legal Laboratory on Artificial Intelligence (L3IA)

    Eric Lavallée is a lawyer and trademark agent in the Business Law Group and he runs the Lavery Legal Lab on Artificial Intelligence (L3AI).

    As a result of his extensive experience in intellectual property (patents, trade-marks and software protection) Mr. Lavallée took on a special interest in developments related to artificial intelligence over the past few years.

    Mr. Lavallée is regularly called upon to assist businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to large corporations in drafting licensing agreements and business contracts in high technology as well as implementing protection and due diligence strategies for their intellectual property needs.

    He has developed leading-edge expertise in the analysis of the legal impact of the application and implementation of artificial intelligence in sectors related to his practise of law, namely privacy protection, corporate governance and business law.

  • Olivier Blais
    Olivier Blais
    Co-Founder & Head of Decision Science

    Olivier is co-founder and VP of decision science at Moov AI. He is the editor of the international ISO standard that defines the quality of artificial intelligence systems where he leads a team of 50 AI professionals from around the world.

    His cutting-edge knowledge in AI and machine learning has led him to lead the implementation of a data-driven culture in various industries and to support digital transformation projects in many companies such as Pratt & Whitney, Metro, Sharethrough and Premier Tech.

    He is a mentor for in AI for Creative Destruction Labs and coaches several start-ups. As a speaker, his topics of choice are how to adopt and apply AI and responsible AI.

    Olivier is the winner of the prestigious “30 under 30” award (Infopresse -2019) and is co-author of a patent for an advanced algorithm that evaluates the creditworthiness of a borrower.

  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates
    Ricardo Baeza-Yates
    Director of Research

    Ricardo Baeza-Yates is Director of Research at the Institute for Experiential AI of Northeastern University since 2021. Before he was the CTO of NTENT, a semantic search technology company based in California and prior to these roles, he was VP of Research at Yahoo Labs, based in Barcelona, Spain, and later in Sunnyvale, California, from 2006 to 2016. He is co-author of the best-seller Modern Information Retrieval textbook published by Addison-Wesley in 1999 and 2011 (2nd ed), which won the ASIST 2012 Book of the Year award. From 2002 to 2004 he was elected to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer Society and between 2012 and 2016 was elected to the ACM Council. Since 2010 he has been a founding member of the Chilean Academy of Engineering. In 2009 he was named ACM Fellow and in 2011 IEEE Fellow, among other awards and distinctions. He obtained a Ph.D. in CS from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and his areas of expertise are web search and data mining, information retrieval, bias and ethics on AI, data science and algorithms in general.