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Building a framework for trustworthy AI use in Ontario, in 2021 (webinar recording)

By: Marco Campana
April 20, 2023

Artificial Intelligence is on everyone's radar right now. How to ensure we're rolling out ethical AI? What's the best way to regulate it? As I've written about recently, it's not at all a new discussion. In this session from May 2021, Ontario public servant presenters share information about Ontario's consultations to inform a Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) framework.

The public development of this AI framework and its resulting actions formed Ontario’s 2021-2022 Open Government Partnership Action Plan.

Presenters:

Amy Bihari is a passionate civil servant dedicated to building a kinder government. Her unrelenting optimism and enthusiasm, inspires people to take bold steps, make unexpected connections and consider new perspectives. Currently, she works to update the policy landscape in Ontario to reflect the digital and data rights and protections of people, communities, and ecosystems. Her files focus on government use of data, automation, and algorithms. Her teams in Ontario’s Digital Services are responsible for opening government data and creating trustworthy AI - both critical to safely navigating complex challenges like today’s pandemic and systemic equity issues. A data romantic seeing the potential in every data file and team, she helps examine past limitations within current contexts to foster organizational change. Amy lives in Guelph, Ontario and spends far too much of her free time playing video games.

Cara Scarfone thrives on collaboration and partnerships. The main word used to describe her is “enthusiastic” and she brings this enthusiasm to her work in open data and open government. Current files involve AI and the Open Government Partnership action plan, user research, and open data. She lives in Toronto with her many plants and enjoys old books and confetti cannons, but not at the same time.

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