Governments are increasingly exploring the use of algorithms, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to improve performance and increase the speed and fairness of decision making. Should governments have the support of their citizens to legitimize the use of AI and what obstacles do they face in doing so?
Join this event as Peter Loewen, Director of the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and Wendy H. Wong, Canada Research Chair in Global Governance and Civil Society, discuss the major obstacles facing the use of AI in governments worldwide, including:
- justifying the use of algorithms in government
- citizens' assessment of algorithmic innovation
- citizens' trust in algorithms against algorithmic performance
- possible opposition or backlash to AI-enabled government
Video: Citizen Consent and the Use of AI in Government
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- Wendy H. Wong, Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and Canada Research Chair in Global Governance and Civil Society
- Peter Loewen, Professor in the Department of Political Science, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto
Erica Vezeau, Director general, Digital Academy, Canada School of Public Service