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?
This is the G7 Innovation Minister's statement on Artificial Intelligence from the G7 meeting in Charlevoix in May of this year. Once again I'm a little late to the party even though it happened in Canada. Frankly it's a trite and disappointing hodge-podge of low quality ideas with no central theme linked by the liberal use… Continue reading The G7 on AI; not A1.
The European Union has reached agreement on legislation that is designed to allow free movement of data across borders. You can find the proposal which includes an explanatory memorandum and the regulation, including a six-page, 30 paragraph set of recitals, here. (Ed. note, Q: how many bureaucrats does it take to write European Parliament recitals; A: I… Continue reading AI, EU and sometimes the Why