ABOUT ASK AI
Ask AI is a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of Canada's world-class artificial intelligence sector for an audience of researchers, policy-makers, and working professionals.
We produce a podcast, newsletter, free events, and helpful chatbot.
While the algorithms and decision-making tools that power artificial intelligence can be opaque, the outcomes they produce can be incredibly personal and impact billions of people world-wide. Ask AI is therefore committed to helping make the advancement of this technology as inclusive as possible.
Ask AI is committed to developing content and events that lead to a full erunderstanding of artificial intelligence among citizens and professionals, highlighting both its opportunities and risks. Our goal is to help overcome misunderstanding and skepticism with balanced and helpful information.
Artificial Intelligence is an invaluable tool in humanity's quest to unlock the benefits hidden within the unbelievable volume of data we produce as a species. Ask AI is excited about the potential for this nascent technology to help address climate change, precision health, and social inclusion.
Jackie is the Program Manager at the Vector Institute where she oversees program creation for attracting and retaining top AI talent in Canada. Jackie has a background in government policy and previously held strategic advisory role for the provinces of Ontario and Alberta. See: LinkedIn.
Cam Linke is the CEO of the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) and a longtime leader in Edmonton’s technology and startup community. His past roles include Co-founder of Startup Edmonton, Founder of Flightpath Ventures, and Founder of DemoCamp Edmonton. See: LinkedIn
Naysan is the co-founder and CEO of CANN Forecast, a company providing AI-driven decision tools that enable municipalities to protect water resources. Naysan was previously a senior scientific programmer at Environment Canada specializing in weather forecasting. See: LinkedIn.
Carolyne is the co-founder and CTO of Skritswap, the AI-driven jargon-buster. She holds a Master’s degree from MILA where she helped to found BiaslyAI, part of Yoshua Bengio’s Humanitarian AI group committed to correcting biases in AI See: LinkedIn.
Responsible AI leader
Ashley is the Executive Director of AI Global, the responsible AI nonprofit. She is also Chair of Responsible AI Certification Working Group at the World Economic Forum and a member of Canada’s AI Strategy Council Public Awareness Working Group. See: LinkedIn.
Steve Lowry is Executive Director of AInBC where he heads British Columbia's industry body for artificial intelligence. He has a background as a lawyer and an investment banker and has championed tech entrepreneurship throughout his career. See: LinkedIn.
Dan is the CEO and co-founder of Cinchy, the pioneer in Dataware technology Dan is also President of the Data Collaboration Alliance, a nonprofit advancing meaningful data ownership and democratized IT through research and free learning. See: LinkedIn.
Patricia is the Co-Founder and CEO of Private AI, a Toronto-based startup creating a suite of privacy tools for data protection compliance, cybersecurity, and customer trust. She is a PhD Candidate at University of Toronto, and Vector Institute graduate. See: LinkedIn.