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Monday 16 April 2018

The UK can shape the ethical development of AI

Select Committee Report Cover ImageToday’s report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (AI) says the UK is in “a strong position to be among the world leaders in the development of artificial intelligence”, but the “transformative potential” for the technology requires “active engagement by one and all”.

The Select Committee was appointed in June last year to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in AI. Its report, ‘AI in the UK: ready, willing and able? (PDF)’, says the Government is embracing the potential for AI and that its enthusiasm for the technology shown through recent initiatives such as the Industrial Strategy should be welcomed.

It says there is an opportunity for the UK to shape the ethical development of artificial intelligence on the global stage. However, the Committee has concerns about the adequacy of existing legislation to cover the technology should it “malfunction, underperform or otherwise make erroneous decisions” and it has asked the Law Commission to clarify.

The Committee said that Government investment in skills and training is imperative if the impact of AI on the jobs market is to be mitigated. It says that many jobs will be enhanced by AI and new roles will be created, but some jobs will disappear. It also says that the public often has an inaccurate impression of how AI works and called on the Government to understand the importance of public trust and confidence in AI.

Whilst welcoming the investment by the likes of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft in the UK, the Committee said that large companies “must be prevented from becoming overly powerful within this landscape”. It said that the monopolisation of data made it difficult for SMEs to compete and that there was an argument for making more publicly-held data available to developers, as well as a need for strong “ethical, data protection and competition frameworks”.

As we discussed earlier this year (see AI: Excitement vs. fear at Davos) politicians are struggling to get to grips with a complexity of AI. Hence, this comprehensive report from the Committee, which contains many important considerations and recommendations for the Government, should be welcomed.

Posted by Dale Peters at '09:48' - Tagged: government   report   AI   data  

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