I have lamented the lack of Canadian AI regulation efforts. And for the past couple of posts I have referenced how the creation of standards in other jurisidictions made be an entrypoint in to regulation. And lo and behold, we have a set of Canadian AI standards with regards to ethical design and use of AI. This is a national standard… Continue reading Canadian AI standards, too!
The Parliamentary Research Service of the EU has issued a briefing last month. I've written previously on the European Union recommendations for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence. This briefing starts to consider how to implement them. A few things are of note here. The first is the recognition that EU ethics guidelines are non-binding and there is no regulatory oversight… Continue reading EU briefing on AI ethics implementation hints at new laws
I mentioned recently some US state initiatives on artificial intelligence. A further round up of those is here. Lots of potential regulatory first steps underway. Or at least discussions about it. So if the states are underway, what are Canadian provinces doing? Pick your favourite Canadian province and run a search to see if they are doing… Continue reading Nothing, Eh.
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.
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?