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Artificial Intelligence Is Here Series: What Is AI?


Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to alleviate some of the fundamental challenges faced by government in the digital age. But what are the risks, where do humans fit in, and who ultimately makes the decisions?

Join this event featuring two expert speakers as they address the AI-related risks and opportunities that are transforming government. Participants will learn about fundamental AI concepts, how AI and machine learning function within the Government of Canada, and the meaning of terms like bias, fairness, and transparency in this context.

Video: What Is AI?

Learn more about the Artificial Intelligence Is Here Series.


  • Gillian K. Hadfield, Director, Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society, Schwartz Reisman Chair in Technology and Society, Professor of Law and Professor of Strategic Management, University of Toronto
  • Peter Loewen, Professor, Department of Political Science, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto


Taki Sarantakis, President, Canada School of Public Service

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