Launch of the French-Canadian initiative Global Partnership on AI (GPAI)

On June 15th, 2020, the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI), a coordinated action and plan focusing on AI, was launched in order to “guide responsible development of AI based on human rights, inclusion and diversity while fostering innovation and economic growth”. Initiated by France and Canada, the Partnership also includes Australia, the European Union, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Slovenia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The GPAI will “bring together experts from industry, civil society governments and the academic world” to work on : Responsible use of AI; Data governance, The future of work; Innovation and commercialisation.

The Secretariat of the GPAI will be hosted by the OECD in Paris which will allow the GPAI to take advantage of the OECD’s expertise on AI policy and to develop strong links between international policy and technical discourse.The GPAI will also be supported by two Centers of Expertise in Montreal and in Paris (INRIA) which will provide “administrative and research support for the practical projects undertaken or assessed by Working Group experts”.

The first annual GPAI Multistakeholder Experts Group Plenary will be hosted by Canada in December 2020.


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