AI and Surveillance Conference

Professor Céline Castets-Renard was a panelist at the conversation on the use of facial recognition technologies by police forces discussed within the report Cadre juridique applicable à l’utilisation de la reconnaissance faciale par les forces de police dans l’espace public au Québec et au Canada: Éléments de comparaison avec les États-Unis et l’Europe, published by the OBVIA in the fall of 2020.

The report presents the main issues surrounding the use of facial recognition by police forces in public spaces in Quebec and Canada, in comparison with other provinces, Europe, and the United States. In a context where the use of this technology is increasingly being considered, it is important to think ahead before deploying it, in order to eliminate or minimize the risks involved, particularly for individual rights and freedoms.

The main objectives of the report are, on the one hand, to enlighten legislators on what this technology is and the risks involved, in particular the risks of infringement of individual rights and freedoms protected by the Canadian and Quebec Charters, and on the other hand, to present the solutions already implemented to consider those that minimize the risks and the intrusion of this technology on privacy, in order to set the conditions for transparency and better social acceptability of the technology.

The France-Canada AI Dialogues are presented in the context of work supported by the France-Canada Research Fund and the French Embassy in Canada.

This virtual event is organized in collaboration with the University of Ottawa Research Chair on Global Responsible Artificial Intelligence and the French Government Research Chair "Law, Accountability and Social Trust in AI" within ANITI (3IA Artificial and Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute).

This content has been updated on 16 April 2021 at 20 h 03 min.