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Valentine Goddard (she/her)

Lawyer, certified mediator and artist.

Lawyer, certified mediator, and artist, Valentine Goddard is a member of the Canada AI Advisory Council and a United Nations expert on AI policy and governance. She is the founder and executive director of AI Impact Alliance, an interdisciplinary organisation that integrates art-based approaches to the study of the social implications of AI.

Ms. Goddard participates in the analysis of emerging AI and data laws and the co-development of sustainable value creation models for digital economies. She designs and leads transdisciplinary programs that link civic engagement, knowledge mobilisation, and policy and regulatory innovation. 

The recommendations of Art Impact AI have led to the adoption of international policies highlighting the role of arts and civil society in AI and digital governance. She initiated and chaired an international expert group on gender equality and the environment in digital economies in 2021 and 2022, with policy recommendations addressing critical issues for the Women, Peace, and Security agenda. 

In 2023, she received the Mozilla Creative Media Award and currently leads the AI, Art, Law & Society Resource Cluster with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and its members.

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