OECD Information for journalists, The OECD will host the Secretariat of the new Global Partnership on AI (GPAI), a coalition launched today that aims at ensuring that Artificial Intelligence is used responsibly, respecting human rights and democratic values. He said prime minister Shinzo Abe “wants to talk about security and privacy. The European Commission, at the prodding of its incoming president, is preparing a new AI policy for launch in March. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 1/1/20) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 1/1/20) and Your California Privacy Rights. The Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) is an international initiative created by France and Canada along with Australia, the European Union, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Slovenia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Hans Parmar, a spokesperson for Canada’s Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, said the six members of the G7 besides the US, and several other interested countries, are now holding biweekly meetings and aim to launch the Global Partnership in “early 2020.”. To answer that, French and Canadian officials are drafting a blueprint for an expert council that they hope could be a prototype for global cooperation on AI policy. Washington earlier this year launched an AI plan; and this month a national security panel advised Congress and the White House “to establish a network of like-minded nations dedicated to collectively building AI expertise and capacities.” China released its own AI policy earlier this year – and has been trying to woo other governments to join it in a coalition. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. All rights reserved. Please enable Javascript and reload the page.

The GPAI negotiations so far have mainly involved French and Canadian officials – so it isn’t clear yet how widely the idea will take off internationally. Washington earlier this year launched an AI plan; and this month, At its Paris headquarters, the OECD is currently building a massive interactive database on AI policies and trends around the world, which it aims to launch next February. To revist this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. Proponents of the idea say it will help governments get up to speed on AI developments and could build international consensus on limiting certain uses of the technology, such as AI projects designed to control citizens or infringe human rights. “Let’s see what would happen.”. Recognising the need for cooperation at international level if we are to tap the full potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and ensure that it is of benefit to all citizens while respecting democratic values and the primacy of human beings, the founding members of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) mean to encourage and guide responsible development of AI based on human rights, inclusion and diversity while fostering innovation and economic growth. In the case of AI, Wyckoff said, the key quandary is when to regulate. “We are trying to do the basic building blocks for the research community globally,” Wyckoff said. France and Canada move forward with plans for global AI expert council. The beta version of this “, The Canadian government has announced, with its provincial Quebec government, C$15 million (€10.3 million) to get a Montreal AI centre up and running. “Maybe we can make the most of the functions of UNESCO, because the members of UNESCO are all over the world,” Akaishi said.

The breakthroughs and innovations that we uncover lead to new ways of thinking, new connections, and new industries. There and in Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and other tech centres, Canada has more than 800 AI start-up companies – and the University of Montreal led the first big international effort to draft ethical guidelines for AI. The whole organisation would meet annually – and the Canadians have offered to host an international conference late next year. One aim, says Andrew Wyckoff, director of the OECD’s science, technology and innovation department, is to come up with an agreed international definition of what AI actually is.

Negotiations on a ‘Global Partnership’ on artificial intelligence would have OECD, Montreal and Paris as starting points for policy discussions – but other organisations may also emerge. The four working groups reflect the most immediately touchy political issues: AI’s impact on economies and jobs, and on privacy and security. Six of the G7 are on board—with the United States the lone holdout. More than 90 organisations around the world have proposed ethical principles for AI in the past few years. Akaishi said that his government would like to see a “privacy framework” agreed internationally. Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau said the International Panel on Artificial Intelligence would be established by the Group of Seven leading western economies and play a role in “addressing some of the ethical concerns we will face in this area.” It was to be modeled on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which helped establish consensus on the world’s climate crisis and recommends possible responses. They will focus on AI in healthcare, cybersecurity, transport, logistics, agriculture and other fields.