House of Lords launches artificial intelligence enquiry

UKA correspondent Tuesday 25 July 2017 Select committee makes call for evidence to look at a range of issues around AI The House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (AI) has opened an enquiry on the subject with a call for evidence and a target to deliver its report by the end of March next year. It said it wants to look at the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in AI, and will begin taking oral evidence in the autumn. Chair of the committee Lord Clement-Jones (pictured) said: “This inquiry comes at a time when artificial intelligence is increasingly seizing the attention of industry, policymakers and the general public. The committee wants to use this inquiry to understand what opportunities exist for society in the development and use of artificial intelligence, as well as what risks there might be. “We are looking to be pragmatic in our approach, and want to make sure our recommendations to government and others will be practical and sensible. There are significant questions to address relevant to both the present and the future, and we want to help inform the answers to them.” The committee’s statement emphasised its aim to assess a number of issues,…

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