Lord Select Committee inquiry: What are the implications of artificial intelligence?

The Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence has today launched an inquiry into the implications of artificial intelligence. This Select Committee was appointed in June 2017 to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence, and to make recommendations.

The focus of the Committee’s inquiry will include the:

  • Current state of artificial intelligence;
  • Pace of technological change and the development of artificial intelligence;
  • Impact of artificial intelligence on society;
  • Public perception of artificial intelligence;
  • Sectors most, and least likely, to benefit from artificial intelligence;
  • Data-based monopolies of some large corporations;
  • Ethical implications of artificial intelligence;
  • Role of the Government; and
  • Work of other countries or international organisations.

Lord Clement-Jones, Chairman of the Committee:

“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. To do this, we need the help of the widest range of people and organisations.
 
If you are interested in artificial intelligence and any of its aspects, we want to hear from you. If you are interested in public policy, we want to hear from you. If you are interested in any of the issues raised by our call for evidence, we want to hear from you.

The deadline for submitting evidence to this call for evidence is 6 September 2017.

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