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Benjamin Prud’homme

Vice-President, Policy, Society and Global Affairs, Leadership Team

Benjamin Prud’homme is the Vice-President, Policy, Society and Global Affairs at Mila – Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute. In his role, he leads Mila’s work on AI governance and policy, learning and literacy, Responsible AI, as well as its AI for Good portfolio of applied projects. His focus areas include AI governance, with a particular emphasis on multilateral forums, human rights, and the inclusion of marginalized communities in the lifecycle of AI (eco)systems. Recently, he co-edited the Mila-UNESCO publication “Missing Links in AI Governance” (2023), was an expert for the United Nations Broadband Commission’s Working Group on AI Capacity Building, and currently co-leads the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) project “Creating Diversity and Gender Equality in AI Ecosystems”.

Benjamin is a lawyer (Quebec Bar, 2013) and former advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada on human rights and multilateral relations. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Observatoire québécois des inégalités, and is the Vice-President of Legal Aid in Montreal.