Charles Morgan Appointed President of ITechLaw and Announces Global AI Publication

Toronto, May 24, 2019 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Charles Morgan, Partner and Co-leader of the firm’s national Information Technology Law Group, has been appointed President of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw).

ITechLaw’s first major industry publication under Morgan’s leadership is a book entitled, Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework, contributes thought-leadership on one of today’s most transformative technologies. The book is authored by 54 technology legal experts, researchers and industry representatives from 16 countries. It establishes an important global policy framework for the responsible development, deployment and use of artificial intelligence, exploring 8 core principles including: accountability, transparency and fairness.  

“I am honoured to serve as President of ITechLaw and to be part of the remarkable and dedicated team of authors who contributed to this book,” said Morgan. “I look forward to participating in the ongoing dialogue about the ethical considerations that must remain central to the responsible development of AI systems.”

“Charles’s appointment, together with this publication, reflect McCarthy Tétrault’s strategic focus on providing unparalleled industry focused expertise and practical insights to our clients,” said Lara Nathans, Industry Strategy Leader of McCarthy Tétrault. “AI is disrupting our clients’ businesses, creating new opportunities across industries and we are proud to be at the forefront of this transformation.”

AI’s development is still in its infancy and the potential societal impact of artificial intelligence is difficult to fully grasp. This places a great weight of responsibility on all those who are engaged in the development and deployment of such AI systems. It is not surprising, therefore, that not only policy makers, but also industry representatives and AI researchers are looking for solid ethical guideposts. In this context, the authors hope that the publication will make a valuable contribution to the ongoing efforts to promote responsible AI. The book is a call to action for stakeholders, including the general public, to actively participate in a dialogue regarding the component features of responsible AI. 

To learn more about Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework, please click here.

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About ITechLaw

ITechLaw is the leading global organization for legal professionals focused on technology and law. ITechLaw has been serving the technology law community worldwide since 1971. It has a global membership base representing six continents and spanning more than 70 countries. Its members and officials reflect a broad spectrum of expertise in the technology law field. Our mission is to create unparalleled opportunities for international networking and exchanging knowledge and experience with experts and colleagues around the world.

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