Digital Governance Council Expands AI Governance Courses in Collaboration with AMII

The Digital Governance Council (DGC) and Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) introduces a new course focussed on the practical aspects of mitigating risks in AI systems. Participants will learn to detect and mitigate bias and implement strategies to monitor and assess these systems while gaining hands-on experience in building an ethics framework designed to mitigate risk through the stages of AI adoption. This new course is the second workshop in the AI Ethics series.

The AI Ethics series of courses empower startups and small and medium businesses to develop strong ethical and governance foundations for AI-enabled products. The interactive workshops, led by machine learning experts from Amii, help companies’ de-risk the responsible development of AI products through a focus on ethics, governance and fairness. With increasing attention to the social, cultural and economic impacts of AI from all sectors of society, the series of courses offer a tangible path forward for businesses looking to minimize drawbacks while capturing the benefits of AI systems.

“As AI is embedded ever more deeply into products and services, it is essential that companies have robust governance frameworks in place,” says Keith Jansa, CEO of DGC. “These courses will give participants a good understanding of emerging standards in this area and equip them with the tools they need to ensure they are building and operating AI systems in a responsible way.”

The new course comes at a time when increasing emphasis is being placed on AI regulation, standards and certification by governments and numerous other sectors of society. Through this series of courses in AI Ethics, companies can take meaningful steps toward ensuring compliance and developing their own internal frameworks to support the responsible development and deployment of AI.

“Every year, more businesses turn to AI for their next competitive advantage, and with this growth comes a greater need for training and resources to guide the responsible development of the technology,” says Stephanie Enders, VP of Product at Amii. “As an organization committed to AI for good and for all, Amii is proud to work alongside the Digital Governance Council to lend our expertise to help companies avoid future risk by building an understanding of best practices.”




About Amii

One of Canada’s three centres of AI excellence as part of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, Amii (the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute) is an Alberta-based non-profit institute that supports world-leading research in artificial intelligence and machine learning and translates scientific advancement into industry adoption. Amii grows AI capabilities through advancing leading-edge research, delivering exceptional educational offerings and providing business advice – all with the goal of building in-house AI capabilities. For more information, visit


About the Digital Governance Council

The Digital Governance Council is a member-driven organization that acts as a cross-sector neutral convener for Canada’s executive leaders to identify, prioritize and act on digital governance opportunities and challenges. The Council leads an Executive Forum for council members, sets technology governance standards through the Digital Governance Standards Institute and certifies the compliance of Canadian organizations in the management of the effective and efficient use of digital technologies. To learn more about the organization and its initiatives, visit or contact


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