Carole Piovesan is the Managing Partner of INQ Law, which helps clients navigate complex data collection and use regulations. She counsels clients on matters including privacy, cyber readiness and breach response, data governance, ethical AI, and responsible innovation. As a member of the OECD.AI Policy Observatory, Carole helps shape data law, policy, and standards in Canada and globally, contributing to various organizations, including the Global Partnership on AI.
As a seasoned litigator, Carole has represented clients within all levels of court in Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. She teaches, speaks, and writes about cybersecurity, privacy, data law, and AI topics and has been featured on the CBC and other news outlets. Carole is an Adjunct Professor of AI regulation at the University of Toronto and the co-editor of Leading Legal Disruption.
Carole was appointed by the federal Minister of Innovation to serve as one of six digital leaders in the national data and digital transformation consultations. In this role, she consulted with businesses, academics, and civil society and industry associations to inform the first national Digital Charter. Her expertise in AI qualifies her to advise lawyers on the responsible use of ChatGPT and other forms of generative AI.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Carole Piovesan talks about her research on the intersection of AI and law
- How businesses and law firms utilize AI — and the evolution of its application
- What are the implications of AI, and how can lawyers adapt to it?
- Advising clients on AI and data regulations
- The elements and dangers of high-risk AI
- Carole explains the various governmental approaches to AI legislation
- Advice for leveraging AI for responsible legal work
In this episode…
With the rapid adoption of AI, law firms are employing this technology to review contracts and assess documents during electronic discovery. However, AI often misconstrues inherently biased data, and without reviewing its output, lawyers and firms risk legal violations. How can you leverage AI technologies responsibly and ethically?
As a litigator and data privacy consultant, Carole Piovesan advises attorneys on AI’s legal implications and helps develop governance programs. These initiatives involve performing third-party bias and model assessments on high-risk AI to secure confidential data. When inputting data into an AI system, Carole says to ascertain the information’s location to protect it from open-source databases. Additionally, firms must provide adequate lawyer training, oversight, and output controls to develop a beneficial AI program.
On this episode of The Lawyer’s Edge Podcast, Carole Piovesan, the Managing Partner of INQ Law, joins Elise Holtzman to discuss how lawyers and firms can develop AI governance programs that will increase value and reduce reputational and legal risks. Carole shares the dangers of high-risk AI, how to adapt to evolving AI use cases and regulations, and her research on the integration of AI and law.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Elise Holtzman on LinkedIn
- The Lawyer’s Edge
- Carole Piovesan on LinkedIn
- INQ Law
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) AI Risk Management Framework
- Leading Legal Disruption: Artificial Intelligence and a Toolkit ror Lawyers and the Law by Giuseppina D’Agostino, Aviv Gaon, and Carole Piovesan
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