Lixar Talks AI and the Government of Canada

Geoff Aucoin Podcast

This week we’re continuing our series on the hottest of topics – Artificial Intelligence. In this week’s episode, we have two Lixar experts coming in to discuss AI and the Government of Canada. We’ll chat about some of Lixar’s work in that sphere as well as well as how we could see widespread adoption of the technology.

Lixar Community Partner: Kids Help Phone

Geoff Aucoin Podcast

In this episode we take a look at another one of our Lixar Community Partners. The Kids Help Phone and Lixar have partnered for a number of years to help provide essential support for youth in crisis. The charitable organization provides free online and telephone counselling to kids in need via a toll-free number and a myriad of other services, and it’s one we’re very proud to support. We chat with Jessica Pancoe, Manager of Eastern Ontario, Community Fundraising and Corporate Development at Kids Help Phone. about the organization, some of the tech that goes into providing this service, and what you can do to get involved.

Ethical AI with John Weigelt, Microsoft

Geoff Aucoin Podcast

In this exciting episode of the Lixar Podcast, we sit down with John Weigelt, National Technology Officer and AI expert at Microsoft Canada. We’re joined by Jim Provost, lead data scientist at Lixar, to unpack what AI truly means for our society and how we can work together to see it used responsibly.

We tackle some misinformed speculation around AI, highlight what people need to pay attention to, lay out principles of ethical AI, and outline what people can do to participate in the conversation.

Lixar Community Partner: The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa

Geoff Aucoin Podcast

In this episode, we focus on one of our longstanding  Lixar community partners: The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. We’ll chat with Executive Director Colleen Mooney about the organization itself, it’s impact on Ottawa-area youth, and what you can do to get involved.  The BGCO is an organization that helps youth in marginalized communities, and one that we’re proud to support.