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Discussing Canada's New Artificial Intelligence and Data Act and Beyond

Date & time
Monday, April 17, 2023
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free



J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Join us for an engaging panel discussion on Artificial Intelligence and Data Act, the Government of Canada's first legislation regulating artificial intelligence.

The bill has generated significant debate, as it seeks to establish new rules and obligations for individuals, companies, and government entities who use AI and collect data. Our panelists will offer their insights and perspectives on the implications of this proposed legislation and potential forward directions.

How can you participate? Join us in person or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube. 

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Maroussia Lévesque

Maroussia Lévesque is a doctoral candidate at Harvard Law School, an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, and a CIGI senior fellow. She researches artificial intelligence (AI) governance. She is a collaborator to the Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence Working Group and contributed to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers standard on algorithmic bias. She previously led the AI and human rights file at Global Affairs Canada and consulted for the Global Partnership on AI. She holds degrees from Concordia University, McGill University and Harvard University, is a member of the Quebec Bar and clerked for the Chief Justice at the Quebec Court of Appeal.

Christelle Tessono

Christelle is a tech policy researcher based at Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP). She's originally from Montreal and is interested in tackling the relationship between racial inequality and digital technology from a policy lens. As a result, this has led her to work on projects related to political advertising on social media platforms, gig work, facial recognition technology, and AI regulation.

Bianca Wylie

Bianca is a writer with a dual background in technology and public engagement. She is a partner at Digital Public, where she works on public interest technology governance, and she is a co-founder of Tech Reset Canada, where she works on public engagement in innovation policy. Bianca worked for several years in the tech sector in operations, infrastructure, corporate training, and product management. Then, as a professional facilitator, she spent several years co-designing, delivering and supporting public consultation processes for various governments and government agencies. Bianca’s writing has been published in a range of publications including: Boston Review, VICE, The Globe and Mail, and Toronto Life. She is currently a member of the advisory boards for the Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC) and The Computational Democracy Project. She is also a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Florian Martin-Bariteau

Florian is the University Research Chair in Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa, where he is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section as well as the Director of the AI + Society Initiative, and the Director (on leave) of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society.

Dr. Martin-Bariteau is also a Fellow of the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, as well as a member of the Nexus for Quantum Technologies Institute at the University of Ottawa.

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