In artificial intelligence (AI), machines-usually computer systems-simulate human intelligence processes. Some examples include natural language processing, speech recognition and machine vision. Although AI has the power to lead to exciting technological advances as well as economic and social benefits, there are risks.
Dr. Ignacio Cofone, Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence Law and Data Governance, is laying the groundwork to shift how our society governs AI and the data that shape it. He and his research team aim to make AI less discriminatory and more accountable. Using academic, professional and policy perspectives, they are developing an approach that will focus on preventing abuses as AI evolves rather than remedying them after the fact.