CAIDP Updates


CAIDP Updates - 2021 (volume 2)


G20 Rome Leaders Advance AI Policy, Elevate Privacy, Gender Equality, CAIDP Update 2.40 (Oct. 31, 2021)















Gabriela Ramos, UNESCO ADG/SHS, and Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General
Gabriela Ramos, UNESCO ADG/SHS, and Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General

Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Supervisor
Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Supervisor

G-7 Leaders "Family Photo"
G-7 Leaders "Family Photo"

NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan
NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan

DOD Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks
DOD Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks

Slovenia Digital Minister Boštjan Koritnik
Slovenia Digital Minister Boštjan Koritnik

Slovenia, as EU President, to Highlight AI, CAIDP Update 2.21 (May 24, 2021)


U.S. Launches AI.gov, CAIDP Update 2.19 (May 10, 2021)


China Moves Forward Data Protection / AI Law, CAIDP Update 2.17 (May 9, 2021)

  • Personal Information Protection Law (English translation)
  • DigiChina, Key Developments
  • CAIDP China Assessment


EU Commissioner / VP for Digital Age Margrethe Vestager
EU Commissioner / VP for Digital Age Margrethe Vestager

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay


The Need for A Strong Privacy Law, CAIDP Update 2.12 (March 22, 2021) reprinted from the New York Times


MIT Researcher Joy Buolamwini
MIT Researcher Joy Buolamwini

CAIDP, Michael Dukakis Institute, and Boston Global Forum to Host Coded Bias, CAIDP Update 2.11 (March 15, 2021)


Global AI Policy News, CAIDP Update 2.10 (March 8, 2021)

 





Canadian Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien
Canadian Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien

COE Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić
COE Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić

President Ursula Von der Leyen
President Ursula Von der Leyen



The CAIDP Team: AI Policy Issues to Watch in 2021, CAIDP Update 2.01 (Jan. 4, 2021)

  1. EU to mandate algorithmic transparency
  2. US to adopt federal AI law
  3. Transatlantic agreement on AI
  4. Council of Europe AI Convention
  5. Law and AI decision-making
  6. Recommendations of Global Partnership on AI
  7. Protests to block AI systems
  8. UNESCO AI resolution

CAIDP Global Updates


Belarus: Facial recognition systems used in Belarus track dissidents

 

Kipod a biometric machine learning system developed by Belarusian software company LLC Synesis was used by the Belarusian government to arrest dissident Nikolai Dedok. Feeds from public security cameras in metro stations were sent to Kipod which tracked known acquaintances of Dedok which led to his arrest. 

 

Source: Megi Hakobjanyan, Abigail Buhrman and Samuel Rubenfeld, March 10m 2021; Katya Pivcevic, March 15 2021


United Kingdom: UK Government publishes announcement concerning intent to reveal strategy on AI

 

Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden has set out 10 Tech priorities for the UK one them being “Unleashing the transformational power of tech and AI.”  The UK intends to publish a paper on their strategy for AI. This will contain recommendation from the independent expert AI Council who the government will consult. It is important to note that one key points that UK Government mentioned was an “Ethical, safe and trustworthy development of responsible AI.”

 

Source: UK Gov, March 12, 2021Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport


France: France authorizes the use of facial recognition in public transport to track 

 

A decree issued by the French government states “operators of collective public passenger transport service” may use “intelligent video” bases systems to assess if mask wearing is being adhered to on public transport. La Quadrature du Net has said the degree is “authoritarian offensive” and claims it violates Article 5 of the GDPR.

 

Source: Mathieu Pollet, March 16, 2021; Republique Francaise, Décret n° 2021-269 du 10 mars 2021 relatif au recours à la vidéo intelligente pour mesurer le taux de port de masque dans les transports, 


Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopt declaration that AI systems used by public authorities must respect human rights 

 

A declaration adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe states how” “automated decision-making systems” without a “lack of transparency and insufficient public scrutiny” can lead to an increase in risk and “amplify biases” when used in in the public sector. The Committee set out certain “needs” when these systems are used such as the “need for human oversight” and the “need for accountability.

 

Source: Council of Europe,  March 17, 2021


China: The new 5 year plan

 

China upped the stakes in its tech race with the U.S. as leaders laid out plans to speed up development of advanced technologies from chips to artificial intelligence over five years. The country used its annual party meeting to outline a five-year plan for advancing technology that aids "national security and overall development." It will create labs, foster educational programs and otherwise boost research in fields like AI, biotech, semiconductors and quantum computing.

 

Source: Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2021; CAIDP review of Five Year Plan, March 19, 2021


ChinaAI-integrated court system

 

China’s courts use data analytics and blockchain evidence storage on the way to first AI-integrated legal system.  Through ambitious technological efforts, such as using big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), it has started transforming how the judicial system operates, according to the Supreme People’s Court work report released during China’s annual parliamentary sessions.

 

Source: South China Morning Post, March 10, 2021


South KoreaSouth Korea to Provide High-performance Computing Resources to Businesses and Institutions.

 

The Ministry of Science and ICT announced that it will provide high-performance computing resources to South Korean businesses and agencies in need of artificial intelligence (AI) development.

 

Source: The Korea BizWire, March 8, 2021




CAIDP Updates - 2020 (volume 1)


2020 AI Policy: The Year in Review, CAIDP Update 1.26 (Dec. 28, 2020)

  • AI-enabled surveillance in Hong Kong
  • OECD backs fairness in AI
  • UK protests AI-based exam grading
  • Social Contract for Age of AI
  • Surveys find widespread public concern about AI
  • Privacy officials call for AI accountability
  • Pope warns on AI and inequality
  • President Von der Leyen proposes Transatlantic Agreement on AI


President Ursala Von der Leyen
President Ursala Von der Leyen


Dr. Lynn E. Parker, US Deputy Chief Technology Officer, AI Policy Coordinator
Dr. Lynn E. Parker, US Deputy Chief Technology Officer, AI Policy Coordinator

New US Executive Order on Trustworthy, CAIDP Update 1.22 (Dec. 7, 2020), 

  • White House Trustworthy AI EO (2020)
  • White House US Leadership EO (2019)
  • US Moves Forward AI Initiative with Democratic Values (CAIDP 1.5)

Secretary of State for Digitalization and AI Carme Artigas
Secretary of State for Digitalization and AI Carme Artigas

Pope Francis
Pope Francis

India Pursues Public Input on AI Policy, CAIDP Update 1.18 (Nov. 9, 2020)


EDPB Chair Andrea Jelinek
EDPB Chair Andrea Jelinek

European Privacy Board Sets Out New Rules for Data Transfers, Implications for AI, CAIDP Update 1.19 (Nov. 16. 2020)



COE Parliamentarian Deborah Bergamini (Italy - EPP/CD)
COE Parliamentarian Deborah Bergamini (Italy - EPP/CD)

MEP Iban García del Blanco (S&D, ES)
MEP Iban García del Blanco (S&D, ES)

GPA Chair Elizabeth Denham
GPA Chair Elizabeth Denham

US National Security Commission on AI
US National Security Commission on AI

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

AIDA Chair Dragoș Tudorache
AIDA Chair Dragoș Tudorache

AI Committee of European Parliament Begins Work, CAIDP Update 1.12 (Sept. 28, 2020)


Representative Robin Kelly (D-Ill.)
Representative Robin Kelly (D-Ill.)

EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders
EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders

LIBE Committee Chair Juan Fernando López Aguilar
LIBE Committee Chair Juan Fernando López Aguilar

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

UNICRI Director Antonia Marie De Meo
UNICRI Director Antonia Marie De Meo

US Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios
US Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios

UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay
UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria
OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria

CJEU President Koen Leanarts
CJEU President Koen Leanarts