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Partnership Announcement: Responsible AI Institute

Open North is very pleased to announce a new partnership with the Responsible AI Institute (RAI).  Together, we will collaborate on values-based initiatives to help municipalities use AI in the public’s interest. Namely: 1) gain a better understanding of the challenges communities face related to the use of artificial intelligence; 2) identify learnings from the experience of each partner to inform engagement in their respective networks, programs, and communities of practice to support municipalities on the responsible use of AI; and 3) cross-collaboration and networking on topics of the responsible use of AI.

About the Responsible AI Institute (RAI)

RAI is a non-profit organization building tangible governance tools for trustworthy, safe, and fair Artificial Intelligence (AI). Through a first-of-its-kind certification system that qualifies AI systems, we support practitioners as they navigate the complex landscape of creating Responsible AI. Feedback generated from these systems will in turn inform AI policymakers, enabling technologies that improve the social and economic well-being of society.

About Open North

Founded in 2011, Open North is Canada’s leading not-for-profit values-driven organization specializing in open data and open government, community engagement, and open smart cities. Our mission is to drive research, capacity-building and network collaboration across and within sectors to advance the responsible and effective use of data and technology in order to achieve our vision of data and technology that empower transparent, accountable and inclusive communities. Through research and advisory services, we empower communities to reimagine how to use and govern data and technology and make informed decisions in the public interest. Our work is grounded in values of transparency, accountability, civic participation and inclusivity. We share the tools and knowledge we develop back to the community for all to benefit and move towards a better data and tech future.

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