AI governance, artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence law, OECD, Principles of AI regulation, Regulating AI, Uncategorized

AI, OECD and, sometimes, try.

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.

AI governance, artificial intelligence, FDA, model AI regulation, Principles of AI regulation, Regulating AI, Uncategorized

FDA proposes new AI regulatory scheme; is it a model?

(I) (See what I did there with the logo?) Anyway, the Food and Drug Administration recently issued a press release and a discussion paper regarding a framework for AI based medical devices. In particular the agency wants to deal with continuously learning or adaptive algorithms, rather than ones that have been locked (and approved). They want to… Continue reading FDA proposes new AI regulatory scheme; is it a model?

AI: What is it?, Principles of AI regulation, Regulating AI, Uncategorized, United States

Standing still.

Here's a recap of what US legislators accomplished on the tech (including AI) regulation front in 2018. Spoiler alert: there's a lot of words in the article, but the answer is nothing. OK so what legislative excitements will abound in 2019? Spoiler alert: not much. This, according to the article, often because legislators don't… Continue reading Standing still.


Face first

Attribution: Foto: Jonn Leffmann Microsoft has issued a call for regulation of facial recognitiion. It relies on the principles of fairness, transparency, accountability, nondiscrimination, notice and consent and lawful surveillance. Details of these principles will follow in a further Microsoft piece. Generally teh current post posits that regulation should start now due to the large risk that… Continue reading Face first

legal theory, Uncategorized

In Soviet Russia Big Data bill you.

I'm bringing back the Yakov Smirnoff Russian Reversal. You're welcome. If you are too young to remember that, you probably know more about AI than I do.  A few weeks ago I was speaking about the regulation of data  and how that would be dealt with. I talked about the spectrum between regulation of open… Continue reading In Soviet Russia Big Data bill you.


Will no one stand with the killer robots?

Photo of possible Leonardo da Vinci robot by Erik Möller. Leonardo da Vinci. Mensch - Erfinder - Genie exhibit, Berlin 2005. - Own workHere's an article about panicking less over killer robots that agrees with me, right down to the CIWS.  It's nice to find that other people agree with you but it did get me to thinking a little bit… Continue reading Will no one stand with the killer robots?


USMCA impact on AI regulation.

The USMCA contains a new (when compared to NAFTA) chaper on Digital Trade. This addresses barrier free trade in respect of digital products (basically products that can be transmitted electronically) including by exempting them from duties and requiring no less favourable (they spell it without the "u" in the text but being up here in Canada… Continue reading USMCA impact on AI regulation.