Canada’s Voluntary Code of Conduct Aims to Shape Responsible AI Innovation

The Canadian federal government has introduced a voluntary code of conduct for advanced generative artificial intelligence (AI) systems, emphasizing transparency and bias avoidance.

Toronto , Canada – 21 June 2022; François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science & Industry, Government of Canada, on Future Societies Stage during day one of Collision 2022 at Enercare Centre in Toronto, Canada. (Photo By Harry Murphy/Sportsfile for Collision via Getty Images)

Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne announced the code at the All In conference on AI, aiming to complement Bill C-27, a legislation regulating AI, as part of promoting safe AI development. 

BlackBerry, OpenText, Telus, and the Canadian Council of Innovators are among the companies signing the code. 

However, Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke criticized the initiative, calling for more focus on innovation rather than regulation. 

The code commits signatories to responsible AI development, risk management, transparency, and addressing discriminatory impacts.

Source: CBC

0 Replies
Inline Feedbacks
View all replies