Webconference: Responsible Use of Automated Decision-Making Systems in the Federal Government

In this lecture, Mr. Benoît Deshaies will present on the federal government’s policy for ensuring the ethical use of automated decision-making systems, including those that use artificial intelligence. The scope of the Automated Decision Making Directive and its key requirements, as well as the role of the Algorithmic Impact Assessment Tool will be some of the topics discussed. A question and answer period will follow the lecture.


Benoît Deshaies
Directeur int., données et intelligence artificielle
Bureau du Dirigeant principal de l’information
Secrétariat du Conseil du Trésor du Canada


Céline Castets-Renard
Professor, Faculty of Law, Université d’Ottawa
Co-head researcher of International Relations, Humanitarian Action and Human Rights OBVIA’s research theme


Pierre-Luc Déziel
Professor, Faculty of Law, Université Laval
Co-head researcher of Law, Cyberjustice and Cybersecurity OBVIA’s research theme


Participants who wish to obtain a certificate of attendance of this event can indicate it in the registration form. It will be sent by e-mail by the OBVIA in the days following the event. Each participant is then responsible for taking the necessary steps to have their attendance recognized as a continuing education activity by their educational institution, their employer or their professional order.

This event will be held in French only.

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