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
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
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
36 member countries plus six others signed on to the OECD's AI principles late last month. Described as a global reference point for trustworthy AI, it is noted that other similar guidelines and principles have been the basis for laws in other areas. So, given the lack of much significant legislative activity at the national levels, this… Continue reading AI, OECD and, sometimes, try.
A new US senate bill has been introduced to regulate machine learing algorithms. The content is discussed here. What caught my eye was the definition of "automated decision system." I have suggested previously that a definition of artificial intelligence is important for successful regulation. This appears to be a be a work around. Rather than define artificial… Continue reading Undefined