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ISED convenes AI advisory council

telecom | 05/15/2019 4:51 pm EDT

Innovation Canada announced the creation Tuesday of a new advisory panel for artificial intelligence made up of members from across academia, the private sector, and government. The panel, announced as Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains attended a G7 meeting of Digital Ministers in Paris, will be chaired by Foteini Agrafioti from RBC and Yoshua Bengio, scientific director of the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms. The council, according to the press release, will advise the “build on Canada’s AI strengths, identify opportunities to create economic growth that benefits all Canadians and ensure that AI advancements reflect Canadian values.” The government, the release continued, “is committed to promoting a human-centric approach” to artificial intelligence. The council’s first meeting will take place in the next...