A Call to Action: Moving Forward with the Governance of Artificial Intelligence in Canada

The Government of Canada has committed to accelerating the growth of the country’s world-class AI sector. This emerging technology has the potential to impact nearly every segment of Canada’s economy, including national security, health care and government services. To prepare for the key challenges and opportunities that artificial intelligence (AI) will give rise to, we offer an innovative governance model for Canadian governments to adopt. This model recognizes the uncertainty ahead and prioritizes oversight and accountability while also encouraging a flexible policy-first approach. This approach fosters responsible AI innovation and supports Canada’s emergence as a leader in AI technology and governance.

Reposted here is the Abstract of an article by Aviv Gaon and Ian Stedman to be published in a forthcoming issue of the Alberta Law Review.  A copy of the article is also available on SSRN.

Aviv Gaon is a Lecturer at The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel, and PhD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Ian Stedman is a Fellow in Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Law at SickKids’ Centre for Computational Medicine and PhD Candidate at Osgoode Law School.

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