Toronto Fireside Chat - "AI regulation: how Canada compares to efforts in Europe"

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Date and Time
October 2023
6:00 pm
October 2023
8:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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Canada, the UK, and the EU are leading the conversation on AI regulation and governance. For this event, we bring together these various perspectives for a multinational, interdisciplinary fireside chat in the heart of Toronto.

Our speakers

David Asgeirsson, R&D Partnerships and Intellectual Property at Xanadu Quantum

David works at the intersection of academic research and industrial applications, managing Xanadu's relationships with public sector and academic institutions and programs, primarily within Canada. He also manages the company's IP strategy and patent portfolio, working with outside counsel.

Sam Ip, Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Sam is a member of the Technology Group that regularly works with artificial intelligence companies or organizations making use of artificial intelligence technologies. His practice also includes technology procurement, contracting, and other commercial and corporate matters, with a significant focus on advising clients on complex and thorny issues related to the use of data, blockchain technology and, open source software.

Sam is also a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, a licensed professional engineer and was the co-creator of Osler’s free open source tool, Osler Code Detect. He regularly helps organizations comply with ambiguous provisions found in many open source licenses, developing policies that are used by engineers, and negotiates various open source issues as part of licensing and M&A transactions.

Ryan Donnelly, Founder of Enzai Technologies

Ryan is one of the founders of Enzai, a company on a mission to ensure that powerful AI technologies can fulfil their true potential. Enzai’s AI governance platform helps organisations manage AI risk through policy and organisational controls - allowing users to engender trust in, and scale, their AI systems. Before founding Enzai, Ryan worked as a corporate lawyer in London at some of the world’s leading law firms including Allen & Overy LLP and Akin Gump Strass Hauer & Feld LLP.

This event was hosted by Enzai in collaboration with Invest Northern Ireland, Innovate UK, and Toronto's MaRS Discovery District.

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