Microsoft: Identify governing practices for responsible AI in government

Online course.

As AI becomes more prevalent, it’s imperative that governments have practices in place to ensure that it’s used responsibly. This starts with governments establishing their own guiding principles, then choosing and operationalizing a system of governance. We recognize that every government will have their own perspective on responsible AI, but we’re hopeful that our perspective will serve as a helpful starting point as they embark on their own AI journey.

In this module, you will:

  • Determine the elements of an AI governance system.
  • Choose an AI governance model that fits your government’s needs.
  • Approach policy discussions to promote broad development and deployment of ethical AI systems.


  • Introduction – 1 min
  • Responsible AI in government
    • Choosing an organizational model with Altimeter – Part 1 – 9 min
    • Choosing a governance model – 10 min
    • Policy considerations – 10 min
    • Choosing an organizational model with Altimeter – Part 2 – 5 min
  • Knowledge check – 2 min
  • Summary and resources – 5 min