The Dais at TMU is pleased to contribute this submission to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. The Dais is a public policy and leadership think tank at Toronto Metropolitan University, connecting people to ideas and power we need to build a more inclusive, innovative, prosperous Canada. This includes a focus on the responsible adoption and governance of new technology, which we have been engaged with for the past seven years.
This submission to the Standing Committee on Industry and Technology (INDU) highlights areas of concern and recommendations to make Canada’s proposed Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA) fit to purpose to responsibly govern AI and its risks. In October 2023, the Dais and the Centre for Media, Technology, and Democracy convened a roundtable with 30 participants from academia, civil society, and industry to address concerns about the proposed AIDA.