Safety in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Governance in Canada

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This paper attempts to reimagine our approach to “safety” in the context of artificial intelligence (AI) and robot governance in Canada. It begins with a discussion of varying ways of understanding of the goal of “safety.” Drawing especially on abolitionist writing, the paper argues for broader, more comprehensive understandings of safety in AI and robot governance. It then examines and critiques how safety has been understood in recent state interventions involving AI/robot systems. Finally, a framework for working towards a comprehensive understanding of “safety” as a governance objective is provided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-102
JournalCanadian Bar Review
Publication statusPublished - May 25 2023

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(2023) 101:1 Can Bar Rev 61-102

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