Samir Chhabra

Director General of Marketplace Framework Policy

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Samir Chhabra is the Director General of Marketplace Framework Policy at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. In this role, Samir oversees the development of policy advice on the effective functioning of Canada’s marketplaces, including corporate and insolvency law, privacy and data protection, artificial intelligence, intellectual property, and competition law. Samir has broad experience in public policy development and implementation, having worked at all three Canadian central agencies (Privy Council Office, Department of Finance, Treasury Board Secretariat) as well as with the Department of National Defence, amongst others. He also has significant private sector experience, including as a strategy consultant in London, UK, where he advised organizations from the UK Home Office to NHS hospitals on service delivery.


wednesday – 11:50am AI

Time Icon 25 mins

Location Icon St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts - Bluma Appel Theatre

Navigating the AI Frontier: Regulation and Responsible AI Adoption

As AI becomes increasingly accessible to the general public, the need for robust regulations and responsible practices becomes paramount. In this talk, we’ll delve into the evolving regulatory landscape surrounding AI, exploring the policies designed to ensure that AI development and usage prioritize societal well-being. We’ll discuss guidelines for individuals and organizations to create AI applications that do not harm society at large, emphasizing ethical considerations and responsible AI deployment.