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?
I set up a whole blog about regulating artificial intelligence and some guy suggests that's impossible. It's understandable why people feel that way, really. To some extent the task seems fairly impossible in that there are a myriad of areas to consider and the use of technology seems to be far outpacing any kind of government… Continue reading Well that’s depressing.
I have been less than complimentary about Canada's efforts (and in particular those of our governments) in AI regulation. So it is nice to see some forward looking expressions of thought regarding the regulation of AI coming from our country. As well as a recognition that there seems to be a gap as to our participation… Continue reading In the game?
I have written about American, EU and British governance endeavours from governmental institutions on this blog. I have noted the Toronto Declaration which although emanating from Canada is not a governmental initiative. But I have not written much (anything?) about Canadian governmental initiatives in AI regulation except for maybe the discussion about the G7 Charlevoix communique (which,… Continue reading Where’s Canada?
Here's something that maybe everyone else was aware of except me. It's called The Toronto Declaration and it was issued at a conference in Toronto in May of this year by a group called accessnow to address principles of equality and non-discrimination in machine learining systems. The structure of the declaration is interesting to me. It… Continue reading The Toronto Declaration, eh.