French and Canadians to launch global panel on ethical AI

French and Canadians to launch global panel on ethical AI

A clutch of countries have expressed formal interest in joining an international panel to foster international collaboration on the development of artificial intelligence (AI), which is being set up by the Canadian and French governments.

The two nations this week launched a draft declaration for the new International Panel on Artificial Intelligence (IPAI) for discussion, setting out its organisational structure. The declaration consists of a five-point plan, including a pledge to support the responsible development of AI “grounded in human rights, inclusion, diversity and innovation”.

Cédric O, secretary of state for digital affairs in the French government, said: “An international platform will be necessary in order to ensure a sustainable development of artificial intelligence and serve humanity as a whole.

“France has been working hard with Canada in order to make concrete progress in that direction and to onboard other countries, especially within the G7.”


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