In a world where AI is advancing rapidly and permeating every aspect of our societies, it has become essential for policymakers in all sectors to gain a deep understanding of the profound implications and complexities of this transformative technology.
Mila – Quebec AI Institute and PPF Academy are launching a new joint learning program, AI Policy Compass: Navigating the Opportunities and Risks of artificial intelligence (AI). The program is designed to provide decision-makers and policymakers with a foundational understanding of AI technology, including an audit of current and emerging applications, its risks and transformative opportunities across fields. It introduces the latest legal and regulatory approaches to AI across the world, and imparts the essential understanding needed to shape the future of AI governance.
The program is held in part at the Mila offices in Montreal, offering the opportunity to observe firsthand the buzz of activity happening in this dynamic AI institute.
We welcome leaders and policy professionals from all levels of government (federal, provincial and municipal) as well as the private, academic and non-profit sector who are working on the development of AI governance and policy initiatives in their respective field and sector. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from world renowned AI experts, as well as the chance to connect with peers facing similar experiences and challenges. Special emphasis will be put on real-world use cases and tools to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Unpacking AI and its key concepts: Participants will acquire a comprehensive understanding of AI, including definitions, key concepts, how it differs from other technologies and the AI lifecycle, enabling them to grasp the fundamentals of AI. They will also explore current and future applications of AI.
AI Opportunities and Risks: Participants will learn from experts and case studies, exploring opportunities opened up by AI, as well as some of the risks and harms it can unleash.
Emerging Responses and Solutions: Participants will be introduced to a policy framework that encompasses the major categories of responses to AI. They will learn how they can apply this framework to work through the AI policy questions and decisions they need to make in their own sectors.
Embracing AI Leadership: Participants will reflect on the key leadership questions they need to address for navigating the rapidly evolving AI policy landscape.
Upon completion of the program, participants will:
This program is designed to empower decision-makers and policy professionals with a comprehensive understanding of AI technology, its applications, implications, and governance considerations. The teaching method for this course adopts the 3 Cs approach from the ‘Technical Proficiency Pyramid’ framework: Case Studies, Code, and Capstones.
This program is suitable for learners of varied backgrounds and no prior computer programming experience is required. Through frameworks, facilitated discussions, exposure to real AI models and use cases, this program has an emphasis on leadership and decision-making in an AI-enabled world.
AI Policy Compass for Policy Professionals (two in-person modules and one virtual module)
AI Policy Compass for Policy Profesionnals: Three half-days (total of 12 hours) in class time plus 2-3 hours of asynchronous learning time.
The program takes place in Montréal (Mila offices, Little Italy neighbourhood) and Ottawa (PPF offices, downtown Ottawa).
6650 St-Urbain Street, #200
Public Policy Forum
130 Albert Street, Suite 1400
AI Policy Compass for Policy Professionals: $1,500 + tax, including all material.
All cancellations must be made in writing to email@example.com. The following policy applies without exception:
One month before the event
100% refund, minus 25% admin fee
Three weeks before the event
Two weeks before the event
The program is offered in English, though lead facilitators will understand and encourage participation in both official languages. If some guest speaker sessions are unilingual, live translation will be available. Learning materials will be made available in both official languages whenever possible. However, some optional or additional materials may not be available in both languages.
For more information, please contact Nicole Nuk, Program Lead, PPF Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Program Lead, Public Policy Forum Academy
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