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AI expected to allow bureaucrats to work smarter, not harder, in new digital age

By Emily Haws      

The government’s new artificial intelligence directive is welcome, says tech CEO Wallace Trenholm, but there needs to be a bigger focus on how data is collected and used.

Natalie McGee, Treasury Board’s executive director of enterprise strategic planning, led the development of the Directive on Automated Decision Making, which was unveiled March 4 and came into effect on April 1. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The increasing use of artificial intelligence in the public service is likely to make bureaucrats’ jobs easier, rather than usurping them entirely, says Natalie McGee, the executive director of enterprise strategic planning at Treasury Board.

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