AIGS Canada Founder and Executive Director Wyatt Tessari L’Allié wrote an op-ed for The Hamilton Spectator, arguing that AI is unlike any other technological innovation, and we need to prepare for it.
“AI is a social and political earthquake in the making, and requires every stakeholder to be educated and engaged if we want to build a positive future.
Companies and labs need to ensure that the systems they build are in the public interest, and are safe by default. Academia needs to push the envelope on AI governance and safety research. And government needs to step up by prioritizing legislation like Bill C-27 to enforce compliance with AI ethics and safety rules, working with other countries to co-ordinate an effective response to this global issue, and convening a national discussion on the risks and opportunities of AI to ensure it serves everyone.”