Standards Australia, the quasi-governmental organization for developing non-government standards down under, has released a paper calling for input on AI standards. A June 2019 discussion paper kicks off the process. The meat of the paper starts with a "What is Artificial Intelligence?" section which is appreciated, given how many of these papers and calls for input skip… Continue reading Australians to develop standards for AI regulation
The European Union's High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence released a document entitled Policy and investment recommendations for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence at the end of June. It's a lengthy read in two significant chapters: I) Using Trustworthy AI to Build a Positive Impact in Europe, and II) Leveraging Europe's Enablers for Trustworthy AI. In the end there… Continue reading European Union recommendations for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence
An article, in Canadian Lawyer, by me. Photo credit: Coolcaesar at en.wikipedia
This will be a cheap and easy blog post. Emphasis on cheap. Here is a terrific article updating legislative and government initiatives on artificial intelligence in the United States. It's lengthy and starts at the top with Presidential and White House initiatives and continues through the House and the Senate. Further reviews of government agency and… Continue reading Compare and contrast.
36 member countries plus six others signed on to the OECD's AI principles late last month. Described as a global reference point for trustworthy AI, it is noted that other similar guidelines and principles have been the basis for laws in other areas. So, given the lack of much significant legislative activity at the national levels, this… Continue reading AI, OECD and, sometimes, try.
I wrote last week about an apparent legal definition of artificial intelligence in a Canadian treasury board directive. At about the same time, the EU was rolling out a discussion paper about a potential definition of AI that looks very much like the kind of thing you would start to insert in legal documents. Here's the Canadian… Continue reading Canadian and EU definitions of Artificial Intelligence; which is better?
The Canadian government, via its Treasury Board, now has a month old Directive on Automated Decision Making. The directive, applying to federal government departments, is to guide the application of Automated Decision Systems. The intent is to ensure the use of such systems is done with limited risk, with procedural fairness, due process, with assessment of… Continue reading Did Canada roll out the first legal defintion of artificial intelligence?