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AI Adoption, Policy, and Governance


In partnership with the Centre for International Governance Innovation


One day

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In-person instructor-led seminarFairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa

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In an era where artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly reshaping the global landscape, understanding its multifaceted impact is crucial for informed decision-making at the highest levels. Senior policymakers are at the forefront of guiding government and society through the opportunities and challenges that AI presents. This course will equip current and emerging policy leaders with the knowledge and insights necessary to navigate this evolving terrain confidently.

CIGI logoThis one-day course, developed in partnership with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), is designed to provide an overview that covers what you need to know about AI to position your work and organization strategically in this rapidly emerging space. The course is divided into three parts:

  1. The science and technology of AI
  2. The ethics, policy, and governance of AI
  3. The opportunities and challenges of AI

The course is designed for non-specialists and will seek to provide a basis for understanding complex aspects of AI without being overly technical.  It will be taught by an interdisciplinary group of University of Waterloo faculty and Centre for International Governance senior fellows encompassing expertise across the fields of computer science, economics, business, and law.


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