(Quebec) A first in the National Assembly: the Liberal Party posed a question drafted by ChatGPT Thursday at the Blue Room asking the government to tighten the rules surrounding the development of artificial intelligence (AI). Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon has announced a non-partisan consultation involving experts and the opposition to develop a better ethical framework.

It was Liberal MP Frédéric Beauchemin who stood up in the Blue Room to read a question written by ChatGPT, and relating to the development of AI and the economic and social upheavals it is causing. He continued with different concerns raised: misinformation, breach of confidentiality, impact on studies and the labor market.

The Liberal Party was calling for a parliamentary committee this weekend to hear experts on the subject; Québec solidaire has added its voice in favor of such an exercise.

The request follows the release of a thousand AI figures and experts, including Yoshua Bengio and Elon Musk, who called for a six-month break from research into these tools because they may present ” serious risks to society”.

Pierre Fitzgibbon replied that he called six experts from the AI ​​community and the opposition parties to a meeting on Wednesday on the subject, a “non-partisan exercise”.

“It’s not about not investing in artificial intelligence anymore; on the contrary, our companies must benefit from it. On the other hand, it is clear that the regulatory framework, the ethical framework must be better “defined, pleaded the minister. “We are very concerned about the societal issues that have been described in the letter” from the experts.

According to him, Quebec is fortunate to have recognized experts in the field and a “dominant position” in the world in terms of AI thanks to the investments made by the various governments over the years.

For his part, the Minister of Cybersecurity and Digital, Éric Caire, wanted to bring nuances to his colleague’s remarks, arguing that, thanks to him, a regulatory framework for AI already exists, in particular with his law 25. “Should we continue to think about strengthening the regulatory ethical framework? We’re very open to that,” he said.