Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Policy Practitioners

0 day courseIn Ottawa, ON
This course has no upcoming sessions scheduled.

Artificial intelligence is changing the way government works.

Recent improvements in artificial intelligence have significantly increased the gap between government policy and leading practices. AI is changing norms and business models throughout society, demanding new and effective policy responses from government on subjects with little real precedence. While government struggles to adapt to the rapid pace of change AI brings new solutions as well, offering the potential to change how policy is made by offering new tools and methods of policy development.

This one-day course is designed for policy practitioners in government who are looking to get ahead of the curve and put AI to work for Canadians. Designed by policy practitioners, for policy practitioners, the course is easily accessible for those with a limited baseline knowledge of AI while also providing relevant policy insights for those who have an intermediate skill level. Participants will leave the course with a wider understanding of AI in the public sector context, along with tangible lessons learned for achieving results and outcomes with AI-related projects.

What you will gain

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts and terminology at play in AI, such as “machine-learning”, “neural networks”, and “strong-AI”.
  • Learn about the fundamentals driving continued progress with AI and where the development of AI is likely to go next.
  • Learn about emerging challenges and risks coming from AI and its applications.
  • Understand the implications of this disruptive technology for the practical policy processes of your organization.

See our course itinerary for more information.

The Institute on Governance Advantage

The Institute on Governance is one of Canada’s leaders in research on the application of AI in policy and program development and is one the few policy organizations in Canada that also uses AI-enhanced research tools to do so. Not only is the IOG on the cutting edge of AI in policy, but we are helping to lead it. The IOG has nearly 30 years of experience advising and training Canada’s civil servants and policy practitioners on all matters of good governance.

What's included

Expert facilitation, lunch and course materials.

Course fee(s)

$990 per attendee

As a not-for-profit organization, the IOG does not charge HST.

Registration is done through an online registration system where you can select to pay by credit card or request an invoice.

Group discounts

If you have more than two people attending, you may be eligible for a group discount. Contact us for details at 613-562-0090 or

Main contact

613-562-0090 x200
0 day courseIn Ottawa, ON
This course has no upcoming sessions scheduled.

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