Valentine Goddard is the Founder and Executive Director of the “AI on a Social Mission” Conference. She is a member of the Quebec Bar, certified mediator, outreach program coordinator and a visual artist. She has repeatedly combined her unique skill set to find innovative ways to facilitate community development and is a recognized expert on the ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence (AI).

As a lawyer, she has practiced refugee, labour, social and administrative law in addition to lobbying for a better access to justice.  She has taught comparitive law in Japan as well as initiated and funded cultural mediation projects aimed at human rights education. In short, human dignity is at the heart of her multidisciplinary approach to an ethical and sustainable implementation of AI.