ABOUT ASK AI

Ask AI is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting Canada's

fast-emerging artificial intelligence sector for an audience of students, professionals, policy-makers, and everyday citizens.

 

We produce a popular podcast,a blogfree events, and a helpful chatbot

OUR VALUES

INCLUSION

INCLUSION

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.

TRANSPARENCY

TRANSPARENCY

Ask AI is committed to bringing a full understanding of artificial intelligence technologies to a general audience, including its opportunities and risks. We aim to help overcome fear and skepticism with balanced and helpful information.

DISCOVERY

DISCOVERY

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.

OUR ADVISORS

 
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JACKIE ZURBORG

Community Leader

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.

 

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CAM LINKE

Community Leader

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

 

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NAYSAN SARAN

AI Entrepreneur

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

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CAROLYNE PELLETIER

AI Entrepreneur

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.

 

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ADITYA JOSHI

ML Engineer

Aditya is a Machine Learning engineer at BCG GAMMA where he solves business problems that span a variety of industries. During graduate studies at Montreal's MILA, he worked on load forecasting for electrical grid optimization. See: LinkedIn.

 

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ASHLEY CASOVAN

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.

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STEVE LOWRY

Community leader

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.

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DAN DEMERS

Dataware pioneer

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.

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NOEL CORRIVEAU

Legal strategist 

Noel is Senior Counsel at INQ Law where he focuses on the application of emerging technologies. Previously, Noel founded the Taskforce on AI at Justice Canada and was principal architect of Canada’s Algorithmic Impact Assessment Framework. See: LinkedIn.

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PATRICIA THAINE

AI Entrepreneur

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.

OUR VOLUNTEERS

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CHRIS

MCLELLAN

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JAXSON

KHAN

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MELISSA KARGIANNAKIS

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CAROLYNE

PELLETIER

WHAT WE DO

Ask AI Podcast

Ask AI Podcast

Our popular podcast features thought leader interviews, team check-ins, and news updates that help our listeners stay informed.

Ask AI Chatbot

Ask AI Chatbot

Looking for profiles of influencers and founders? Want to stream episodes of our podcast? Emily can help!

Ask AI Events

Ask AI Events

Our free events provide the opportunity to engage directly with the influencers who are shaping Canada's artificial intelligence sector.

GET INVOLVED

Subscribe

Subscribe

Subscribe to our podcast, follow us on social media, or join our newsletter.

Contribute

Contribute

Submit news, book a team check-in, or request a thought leader interview.

Volunteer

Volunteer

Support our content, events, and other initiatives.

LET'S CONNECT

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Join us on social media and join the conversation about the future of AI in Canada and beyond.

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CONTACT US

We welcome messages from volunteers, bloggers, media, and potential podcast and event sponsors. 

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