Josephine Yam

Driven to create a human-centric AI world where AI is a force for good

Josephine Yam

Josephine Yam, JD, LLM, MA Phil. (AI Ethics)

CEO & Co-Founder

Josephine is an AI lawyer, AI ethicist, and tech entrepreneur. She is passionate about advancing equity, diversity & inclusion in AI innovation through Privacy & Human Rights By Design. As she fondly says: “Not everything legal is ethical, and not everything ethical is legal, especially when using AI technologies.

As a woman, visible minority, and immigrant, Josephine passionately advocates for equity, diversity & inclusion in AI to create a human-centered AI world. She is also a recipient of several awards, such as the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award, the Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award in London, UK, one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics for 2022, and one of the Top 21 Asian Entrepreneurs Shaking Up Canada in 2022. She was also featured in the Government of Ontario-funded “Making It in Canada” TV documentary series aired internationally in over 50 countries.

Josephine graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program. She obtained her Master of Arts in Philosophy degree specializing in AI Ethics at the University of Guelph. Her AI Ethics graduate degree strategically complements her Master of Laws degree at the University of Calgary. Josephine also pursued advanced legal education at Harvard Law School and the University of Toronto. She also received the Award of Achievement in Diversity & Inclusion from the University of British Columbia. She obtained her undergraduate and Juris Doctor Degree in Law from the Ateneo De Manila University. She’s been admitted to practice law in New York (USA), Alberta (Canada), Ontario (Canada), and the Philippines.

Josephine serves on the Standards Council of Canada Mirror Committee ISO/EC on Artificial Intelligence. She has co-authored peer-reviewed publications on AI law, ethics, and technology. She is also an AI Policy Expert Graduate with the Washington DC-based Center for AI & Digital Policy.

Josephine is a sought-after speaker at national and international conferences, panels, and workshops such as TedxRyerson and the International Women’s Forum. She has been interviewed on international television, such as CNN, CNBC, and TFC. She’s also been featured by Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, The Canadian Immigrant, and the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA). Her website is josephinevyam.com.

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