The White House Office of Science and Technology policy has released draft regulatory principles for the governance of AI. The memorandum proposes policy considerations to guide regulatory and non-regulatory oversight. Notably we also have a legislative definition of AI adopted from the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act: "(1) Any artificial system that performs tasks… Continue reading White House principles on AI governance
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
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?