Brent Barron

Brent Barron is Director, Public Policy at CIFAR where he is responsible for engaging the policy community around cutting edge science. He played an important role in the development of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, and now oversees CIFAR’s AI & Society program, examining the social, ethical, legal, and economic effects of AI. Prior to this role, Brent held a variety of positions in the Ontario Public Service, most recently in the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science.
Brent holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Toronto, as well as a Bachelor’s in Media Studies from Western University.

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