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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 146
Thursday, May 2, 2019, 3:30 p.m. to 5:14 p.m.
Bob Zimmer, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Alexandra Savoie, Analyst
As individuals
• Marc-Antoine Dilhac, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Université de Montréal
• Christian Sandvig, Director, Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing, University of Michigan
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(vii) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, the Committee resumed its study of the ethical aspects of artificial intelligence and algorithms.

Marc-Antoine Dilhac, by videoconference from Montreal, Quebec, and Christian Sandvig, by videoconference from Ann Arbor, Michigan, made statements and answered questions.

At 4:35 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:37 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

House of Commons
• Philippe Dufresne, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(1)(a), the Committee proceeded to a briefing by the Law Clerk of the House on the power of committees to summon witnesses.

At 5:14 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee