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AI Ethics: Synthesizing Montreal Declaration Thoughts

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Abhishek G.


Guiding Questions: We will focus on synthesizing all the thoughts from the previous 4 sessions that we've spent working on the Declaration - there are two possible things that can happen - we will create a single submission to the Declaration via the public consultation process and if there are significant changes suggested, we will also publish them as a document that will capture the opinions of our group.

About the Declaration:

The Montreal Declaration for a Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence was announced on November 3, 2017 at the conclusion of the Forum on the Socially Responsible Development of AI, held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The Declaration aims to spark public debate and encourage a progressive and inclusive orientation to the development of AI. In the first phase of the Declaration process, we’re tapping the collective intelligence of all sectors of society in order to examine the many issues raised by new AI technologies.​

The principles and recommendations to which the public is invited to contribute make up a series of ethical guidelines for the development of AI. For this first phase of the Declaration, we have identified seven key values to keep in mind: wellness, autonomy, justice, privacy, knowledge, democracy and accountability. Ultimately, the goal is to offer concrete recommendations to improve the common good with full respect for everyone in society.

Reading List:

NOTE : Please join Slack via as we will be actively discussing things there leading up to the session.

Format : [Session will start sharp 6:30 pm]

6:30-6:35 Introduction to goals for this session

6:35 - 7:55 Walk through of complete document inviting comments from the group and capturing them

7:55 - 8:00 Session wrap-up and feedback

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