Artificial intelligence, conceptual illustration
7 December 2018

France and Canada create new expert International Panel on Artificial Intelligence

In conjunction with the G7 Multistakeholder Conference on Artificial Intelligence which took place in Montreal, Quebec, Mounir Mahjoubi announced the creation of a joint International Panel on Artificial Intelligence (IPAI) alongside Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.


This panel aims to become a global point of reference for artificial intelligence research. The IPAI will support and guide the responsible adoption of artificial intelligence, centred on the respect for human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation and economic growth. Its mission will also be to facilitate international collaboration between the scientific community, industry, civil society, related international organisations and governments.

"With its AI for Humanity plan, France is positioning itself as a leader in artificial intelligence and raising the ethical issues on the world stage. We are proud of our partnership with Canada in launching a future International Panel on Artificial Intelligence. We invite researchers, businesses, international organisations, and countries that share our values to join us. Together, we will ensure that artificial intelligence serves the interests of humankind".
Mounir Mahjoubi.

The International Panel on Artificial Intelligence is one of the main outcomes of the French-Canadian Statement on Artificial Intelligence issued by the President of the Republic and Justin Trudeau ahead of the G7 Summit last June. In 2019, France will take up the presidency of the G7. With Canada, France will continue to work on the International Panel, and is set to organise a major scientific conference to establish an initial scientific consensus on AI issues.

The G7 AI conference brought together more than 150 technology leaders, academic experts, members of civil society and government representatives from the G7 countries. Together they discussed the opportunities and challenges associated with advances in artificial intelligence. They also explored how to work together to adopt artificial intelligence in a responsible way and exploit its economic and social potential.


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