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
Interesting to see national bi-lateral cooperation on AI. In the regulatory sphere, India and France commit to sharing expertise and best practices. Coordination in regulatory affairs and shared goals is noted. Indian rules that are consistent with--or at least that share common goals--the GDPR are identified as a goal. The language is interesting when it states that… Continue reading Indo-French Bi-lateral cooperation on AI
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
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?
Here's a variance on most of the AI regulation clarion calls of panic. Pekka Ala-Pietila calls for hitting the snooze button on AI regulation as he leads the development of principles for regulations (go ahead, borrow mine). There are a few things I find interesting about this. First, I do agree and have noted on this… Continue reading No time like the later.
Will this be something? I've written on this blog about the difficulty of not having AI regulation that reaches across borders. Here we have the UK's Financial Conduct Authority proposing to work with other agencies from several states and across five continents on tech regulation including regulation of AI. Seems like it could be an important first… Continue reading The sound of a starter’s gun?