A group of 45 experts, academics and non-profit organizations say the federal department responsible for the economic growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Canada should not be in charge of regulating it.
In late September, 45 signatories, including Amnesty International Canada, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, signed an open letter addressed to the Minister in charge of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada, François-Philippe Champagne. In it, they demand that “ISED should not be the primary or sole drafter of a bill with broad human rights, labour and cultural impacts.
“It is inappropriate for the regulation of AI to fall completely under the auspices of ISED, whose mandate is to support the economic development of the AI industry,” the letter reads.
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