Fenwick McKelvey organized a consultation paper for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s call on Responsible Development of AI. The paper reads:
The world is watching Canada. Federal research development and industrial strategy have positioned technologies commonly referred to as artificial intelligence (AI) as a centrepiece of Canada’s digital economy. In the wake of these initiatives, calls for Canada to establish a strong rights-based regulatory framework have resulted in proposals such as the Digital Charter. Even though AI governance in Canada has lagged behind investment, the Federal government continues to be perceived as a world leader in the responsible development of AI. Consultations like this one set national and international precedents and cannot be taken lightly.
Privacy is only part of the solution to the challenge of responsible development of AI. Justice, equality, human dignity, and democratic norms all must be taken into consideration to achieve a stable and responsible context for the development of AI.
We seek to offer recommendations that lie within the scope of the OPC’s current and future mandate. Our statement has been collectively drafted and reflects the shared views of an interdisciplinary group of scholars in Montreal. Together, we combine expertise in a variety of fields and subjects with a shared interest in the study of science and technology as well as insights gained from studying or working in AI development.
Please find the full consultation here, signed by Ana Brandusescu, Janna Frenzel, Nick Gertler, Robert Hunt, Fenwick McKelvey, Nicole Rigillo, Bart Simon, Luke Stark, Ceyda Yolgormez