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Episode 24: How does AI Global help put AI research into action?

The Ask AI interview with Ashley Casovan, Executive Director, AI Global

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Ashley Casovan is the Executive Director at AI Global, a non-profit dedicated to providing the tools and resources for the responsible implementation of artificial intelligence technology. Previously, she worked as a public servant at the developing policy and governance models for the adoption of artificial intelligence in Canada.

During her time serving as the Director of Data and Innovation at the Government of Canada, Ashley drove the development of the Directive on Automated Decision-Making - Canada's first policy on the use of AI systems within the government. She also led the development and implementation of Canada's Open Government Portal, gaining a reputation as a thought leader in AI strategy and data governance.

Tune into this episode of the Ask AI podcast to catch our interview with Ashley Casovan, the Executive Director at AI Global and a pioneer who has helped to shape public policy for the responsible development of artificial intelligence in Canada.

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Episode highlights

  • Learn how the Canadian government is thinking about AI

  • The challenge and nuances of self-regulated policies within private companies

  • How the public sector and private companies can create stronger tech regulation

  • The need to band together on a local and national level

  • Learn about Responsible AI Certification Working Group

  • About Bill C-11 - the proposed Canadian data protection law / Europe’s GDPR

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Episode credits

Sponsors: Microsoft Canada and Cinchy Chatbot partner: Ada Support Executive Producer: Chris McLellan Host: Jaxson Khan Assistant Producers: Oleena Mak and Kristin Riddell Original music: Mike LeTourneau

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