Catherine Régis is a specialist in health law and policy, and in innovation law. Most of her work explores how to best regulate AI at the national and international levels. She is especially interested in guiding the development of norms for the health care sector, to ensure that AI is accessible and safe for patients and health care professionals. Régis is also interested in the development of Human Rights Impact Assessments tailored for the AI sector, to guarantee that the human rights perspective is taken into account during the entire AI life cycle (design, development, implementation, and evaluation). As Co-Chair of the Responsible AI Working Group of the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI), she is also involved in applied AI projects that promote equity, diversity and inclusion at a global scale. She participated in the elaboration of the Montreal Declaration for a Responsible Development of AI.
- Co-Chair of the Working Group on Responsible AI, Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) (since 2022)
- Selected Fellow for the Science Diplomacy training program, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) (2022)
- Recipient of a Canada Research Chair, Government of Canada, Canada Research Chairs Program (2013-2024)
- Régis, C. et al. (eds.) (2023). Human-Centered AI: a Multidisciplinary Perspective for Policy- Makers, Auditors and Users, Routlegde Press, UK.
- Prud’Homme, B., Régis, C. & Farnadi, G. (eds.) (2023). Missing links in AI Governance, UNESCO press., 471 p
- Régis, C. & Gaumond, E. (2023). “Assesing The Impacts of AI on Human Rights”, National, The Canadian Bar Association, available online: https://nationalmagazine.ca/en-ca/articles/law/in- depth/2023/evaluer-les-impacts-de-l-ia-sur-les-droits- fondamentaux?_ga=2.182625510.1965932232.1678289019- 1423263494.1678289019&_gl=1*1ukbvo5*_ga*MTQyMzI2MzQ5NC4xNjc4Mjg5MDE5*_ga_YT MHKDEBK2*MTY3ODI4OTAxOS4xLjAuMTY3ODI4OTAxOS4wLjAuMA..
- Koseki, S., Jameson, S., Farnadi, G., Rolnick, D., Régis, C., & Denis, J-L. (2022). AI & Cities: Risks, Applications and Governance, White paper for United Nations Habitat (UN-Habitat) available online : https://unhabitat.org/sites/default/files/2022/10/artificial_intelligence_and_cities_risks_applica tions_and_governance.pdf
- Flood, C. & Régis, C. (2021). “Artificial intelligence and Health Law” in Scassa, T. & Marin- Bariteau, F. (eds..), Artificial Intelligence and the Law in Canada, Lexis Nexis, pp. 205-227.
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