University of Montreal
Associate Professor of ethics and political philosophy
Marc-Antoine Dilhac (Ph.D. from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Montreal. After holding the Canada Research Chair in Public Ethics and Political Theory (2014-2019), he was granted a Canada CIFAR AI Chair (Ethics and Governance of AI). Since 2019, he is Director of Algora Lab (University of Montreal) at Mila and co-responsible for Deliberation of the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI. In 2017, he initiated the Montreal Declaration for a responsible development of AI, for which he led the scientific committee. Then, in 2020, he conducted on behalf of UNESCO an international deliberation process on the Recommendation on the Ethics of AI. In 2021, he collaborated with the Ad-hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI) of the Council of Europe, supervising and analyzing the European consultation for the establishment of a legal instrument regulating the use of AI. He serves as an expert in several international organizations such as the OECD and with the Global Partnership on AI's Responsible AI Working Group. His work covers a wide range of topics related to contemporary democracy and theories of social justice, as well as the ethical issues raised by the development of new technologies, especially AI. His research now focuses on the governance of algorithms and digital technologies and how they change public relations and political structures.