The AI revolution is coming, and both Canada and France want to make sure that we approach them responsibly. Today, countries have announced plans for the International Panel on Artificial Intelligence (IPAI), a platform for discussing the "responsible ownership of AI, which is human ̵
1; centered and based on human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation and economic growth Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It is still unclear which other countries will participate, but Mounir Mahjoubi, France's Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, says that both G7 and EU countries will be part of Technology Review
. This will not happen. Just be politicians who participate in the conversation. France and Canada plan to involve the scientific community as well as industry and civil society experts. While it is easy to leap toward the end of the world in terms of AI, the other ways in which technology affects humanity are lost sight of. How do we build an AI that respects human rights and the well-being of the community? What does the rise of AI and automation mean for human workers? And how do we develop an AI that we can actually trust? These are some of the issues that the Panel might consider in the Canadian Government's view, but they are also issues that every country in the world has to face as we approach a true AI.
If anything, the panel could help normalize the discussions to artificial intelligence. While lights like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking are not afraid of the dangers of technology and the dramatic effects they can have on humanity, their warnings tend to be extreme. As more countries engage with AI's ethical considerations, there is a better chance that we can actually anticipate potential issues.