Carol Piovesan, columnist, is a speaker, thought-leader and lawyer with a focus on AI. Based out of Toronto, Canada, she’s the AI lead at McCarthy Tétrault LLP and the firm’s co-lead of the national Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management group. She is the co-author of the firm’s White Paper entitled, “From Chatbots to Self-Driving Cars: The Legal Risks of Adopting AI in your Business” and editor of CyberLex blog.
Carole regularly consults with clients on adopting a holistic framework to AI integration that includes legal, ethical, commercial and technical considerations. She has advised the Canadian government on policy issues related to AI and was recently invited by the Canadian Minister of Innovation, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, to serve as one of six Innovation Leaders, tasked with facilitating national consultations with enterprise, academics, civil society, and others, to inform Canada’s position on data and digital transformation.
Carole obtained her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2009. She also holds a Masters degree from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University.