Caucus group launched to deal with emerging technology like AI, blockchain


Concerns over the pace of blockchain, artificial intelligence spur group to grapple with regulation and innovation

A Member of Parliament and a Canadian Senator concerned with the pace of technology versus that of regulation announced they are forming a parliamentary caucus on emerging technology.

Citing blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) as two forms of tech rapidly impacting Canada’s social and economic fabric, Michelle Rempel Garner and Colin Deacon said they launched the cross-partisan working group of Canadian parliamentarians. They said they have convened in response to a rapidly changing technology landscape that presents opportunities and challenges for Canada.

Garner is the PC Member of Parliament for Calgary Nose Hill, while co-chair of the caucus group, Deacon, is a Canadian Senator.

“I believe we can work together on issues and not allow those conversations to become partisan.”

Deacon told BetaKit that they want to see if between the House and the Senate if they can begin to deal with the opportunities and challenges…

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