Montreal Declaration for a Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence

Announced on November 3, 2017 at the conclusion of the Forum on the Socially Responsible Development of AI held in Montréal, this declaration is an early example of a municipality developing a set of guiding principles for the development and deployment of a responsible AI for public purposes. Through a co-construction process with citizens, its creation involved a series of public consultations and citizen assemblies with over 500 residents, experts and key stakeholders. With more than 2,200 signatory citizens and >200 signatory organisations, the declaration promotes the following principles: Well-being; Privacy and Intimacy; Respect for Autonomy; Responsibility; Democratic Participation; Equity; Solidarity; Diversity and Inclusion; Prudence; and Sustainable Development.