Here are the public consultations and responses that we’ve published as an institute.
In order to ensure that the science and technology of AI is developed in a humane manner, we must develop research publication norms that are informed by our growing understanding of AI’s potential threats and use cases. To examine this challenge and find solutions, the Montreal AI Ethics Institute (MAIEI) collaborated with the Partnership on AI in May 2020 to host two public consultation meetups. These meetups examined potential publication norms for responsible AI, with the goal of creating a clear set of recommendations and ways forward for publishers.
IP Protection for AI-Generated and AI-Assisted Works.
Based on insights from the Montreal AI Ethics Institute (MAIEI) staff and supplemented by workshop contributions from the AI Ethics community convened by MAIEI on July 5, 2020.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation publicly called for comments on expanding the Santa Clara Principles on Transparency and Accountability (SCP). The Montreal AI Ethics Institute (MAIEI) responded to this call by drafting a set of recommendations based on insights and analysis by the MAIEI staff, supplemented by workshop contributions from the AI Ethics community.
In February 2020, the European Commission (EC) published a white paper outlining the EC’s policy options for the promotion and adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in the European Union. We reviewed this paper and published a response including safety and liability implications of AI, the internet of things (IoT), and robotics. Our insights were supplemented by insights gained from two public workshops we hosted on this topic, on May 27 and June 3.
This article will provide a critical response to Mila’s COVI White Paper. COVI is a proposal for a contact tracing app to help fight COVID-19 in Canada. Specifically, this article will discuss: the extent to which diversity has been considered in the design of the app, assumptions surrounding users’ interaction with the app and the app’s utility, as well as unanswered questions surrounding transparency, accountability, and security.
Based on insights and analysis by the Montreal AI Ethics Institute (MAIEI) Staff on the policy document from Scotland Government and supplemented by workshop contributions from the AI Ethics community convened by MAIEI on May 4, 2020.
In February 2020, the Montreal AI Ethics Institute (MAIEI) was invited by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPCC) to provide for comments both at a closed roundtable and in writing on the OPCC consultation proposal for amendments relative to Artificial Intelligence (AI), to the Canadian privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
Our response to the white paper on Responsible Innovation in AI that the Australian Human Rights Commission published in partnership with the World Economic Forum. In the context of creating multi-stakeholder dialogue, it is our recommendation that public consultation and engagement be a key component because it helps to surface interdisciplinary solutions, often leveraging first-hand, lived experiences that lead to more practical solutions.