Public Awareness Working Group – Mandate

The Public Awareness Working Group (the Working Group) will provide recommendations to the Government of Canada Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence (the Advisory Council). The Working Group will examine avenues to boost public awareness and foster trust in AI in order to better ground the Canadian discourse in a measured understanding of the technology, its potential uses, and its associated risks.

The scope of the Working Group will be limited to three key areas:

  1. Develop regional approaches for engaging the public, provinces, territories and municipalities, with consultations launched in early 2021.
  2. Conduct a dialogue with Canadians to identify opportunities and risks of deploying AI technologies (e.g., perceived intention; responsible use grounded in ethical principles and human rights; data protection; adapting to increased automation).
  3. Provide a report on engagement activities and recommend opportunities for sustained public awareness by Summer 2021.