Algorithmic Impact Assessment - Transcript
Artificial Intelligence can help us do great things, like preserving indigenous languages or helping Canadians do their taxes and access benefits. However, as for any new disruptive technology, we need to ensure it is used correctly, with the best interests of Canadians in mind.
That’s why rooting out bias and inequality in AI design has become a top priority. We need to shape how AI is built, monitored and governed from the get-go. The Government of Canada’s Algorithmic Impact Assessment (AIA) aims to do just that.
The AIA provides designers with a measure to evaluate AI solutions from an ethical and human perspective, so that they are built in a responsible and transparent way. For example, the AIA can ensure economic interests are balanced against environmental sustainability.
The AIA also includes ways to measure potential impacts to the public, and outlines appropriate courses of action, like behavioral monitoring and algorithm assessments.
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