Episode 139: Florian Martin-Bariteau on the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act

August 15, 2022 00:38:33
Episode 139: Florian Martin-Bariteau on the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act
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Episode 139: Florian Martin-Bariteau on the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act
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Show Notes

Bill C-27, Canada’s privacy reform bill introduced in June by Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne, was about more than just privacy. The bill also contains the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA), the government’s attempt to begin to scope a regulatory environment around the use of AI technologies. Critics argue that regulations are long overdue, but have expressed concern about how much of the substance is left for regulations that are still to be developed. Florian Martin-Bariteau is a friend and colleague at the University of Ottawa, where he holds the University Research Chair in Technology and Society and serves as director of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society. He is currently a fellow at the Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and he joins the Law Bytes podcast to breakdown the AIDA.

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