AI and Canada's proposed Online Harms Act | GZERO

Published: 6 March 2024

March 5, 2024 | In this episode of GZERO AI, Professor Taylor Owen takes a look at the Canadian government’s Online Harms Act, which seeks to hold social media companies responsible for harmful content. The bill places the onus on social media companies to minimize the risk of their products, but in doing so, he believes it will provide a window into how Canada might start regulating artificial intelligence. At the end of this segment, Professor Owen says, "Instead of broad sweeping legislation for AI, we might want to start with regulating the older technologies, like social media platforms, that facilitate many of the harms that AI creates." 

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