Artificial intelligence can significantly impact human rights—both positively and negatively. Human rights impact assessments conceived specifically for AI are needed to prevent potential harms and reap the benefits of the technology.
Eve Gaumond is a legal scholar at University of Montréal (Centre de Recherche en Droit Public and Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Culture in Health Law). Focused on tech policy, she publishes on topics such as artificial intelligence, privacy and freedom of expression online, and access to justice.
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Why a Canadian Law Prohibiting False Statements in the Run-Up to an Election Was Found Unconstitutional
The legal challenge hinged on whether or not the dissemination of accidental and unknown falsehood was prohibited.
Canada does seem to be better off than the U.S. in shielding its electoral system from floods of disinformation. But whether that’s the result of Canada’s different free speech tradition, or, its lower-stakes political environment and more easygoing political culture, is not at all clear.