​Sarah Villeneuve

Policy Analyst

As a Policy Analyst, Sarah supports projects under the AI + Society and Innovation + Inclusive Growth work streams.

Sarah is particularly interested in emerging technology’s impact on public policy, human well-being, and the economy. Motivated by both the potential benefits technology offers to governments and civil society, and concerns of fairness, accountability and inclusivity, she seeks to contribute to critical conversations surrounding the development and adoption of technology in public life.

Prior to joining BII+E, Sarah worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Cambridge for The Whistle, a project seeking to develop a digital human rights reporting and verification platform. She has previously conducted research on algorithmic discrimination, smart-city marginalization, and predictive analytics for governance.

Sarah is a contributor to the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems, as well as the IEEE Standards Association Working Group on Wellbeing Metrics for Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems.

She holds an MSc in Data and Society from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Politics and International Relations from Royal Holloway, University of London.

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Jun 25, 2020

Canadian firms have a long track record of lagging in technology adoption. However, COVID-19 presents an opportunity to accelerate digitization across sectors in response to economic challenges.
Canada’s Digital Trajectory: Are we doing enough to support business tech adoption amidst COVID-19?

Jun 19, 2020

We worked with CIFAR and the British Columbia Ministry of Health to bring together a diverse group of experts to discuss the application of AI to the provincial healthcare system.
The Future of AI + Health: A Policy Lab

Jun 17, 2020

An ongoing scan exploring government policies and programs that support digitization in response to the COVID-19 crisis across both the public and private sectors.
404 No More: Tracking COVID-19 digital response measures around the world

Jun 9, 2020

Providing aid to support the growth of start-ups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses is key to Canada’s long-term economic recovery and growth
From Surviving to Thriving: Why Canada must do more for its start-ups and scale-ups in crisis
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