AI Policy Initiatives
We are a leading voice for responsible AI.
CIFAR contributes to the a variety of national and international initiatives that are advancing AI policy.
Announced on May 14, 2019, the Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence will advise the Government of Canada on building Canada’s strengths and global leadership in AI, identifying opportunities to create economic growth that benefits all Canadians and ensuring that AI advancements reflect Canadians’ values.
The Charter lists ten principles that demonstrate how the Government of Canada is working with Canadian companies to ensure the privacy of Canadians is protected and their data kept safe.
The collaborative launched on May 30, 2019 with the mission of building a comprehensive roadmap of needed data governance standards to help industry and citizens benefit from the growing supply of data, as well as manage security and privacy risks.
The Council’s mandate is to provide a forum for Canada’s most forward-thinking Chief Information Officers to focus on collectively transforming, shaping and influencing the Canadian and information technology ecosystem. The Council is leading the development of standards for the use and application of AI-based decision-making systems.
AROUND THE WORLD
An initiative of Université de Montréal which sets out to establish principles and recommendations for ethical AI. The Declaration was announced Nov. 3, 2017.
The Principles promote AI that is innovative, trustworthy and that respects human rights and democratic values. They were adopted on May 22, 2019 by OECD member countries. In February 2020, the OECD Network of Experts on AI (ONE-AI) was launched. ONE AI is an informal advisory group that provides expert input to the OECD’s analytical work on AI, identifying possible trends and topics. Its members provide AI-specific expertise about policy, technical and business topics related to OECD analytical work.
The Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) Announced by Prime Minister Trudeau and French President Macron on June 7, 2018, the mission of GPAI is to support and guide the responsible adoption of AI that is human-centric and grounded in human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation and economic growth. The governments of Canada and Quebec announced a Montreal-based centre as part of GPAI in June 2020. The GPAI facilitates international, multi-stakeholder collaboration to explore four themes, including how AI can be used in response to and recovery from COVID-19. Canada CIFAR AI Chair and Mila Scientific Director Yoshua Bengio serves as co-chair of the Working Group on Responsible AI.
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