Following the creation of the House of Lords Artifical Intelligence Select Committee, techUK provided a submission to the committee as part of its first inquiry.
The Committee's first inquiry was entitled 'What are the implications of artifical intelligence?' and techUK, in association with members, submitted a response. Members can download the response below.
Key points of techUK's submission included:
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a significant driver of change across the UK economy and society. Used well AI is a power for good offering important social and economic gains to the UK – AI can boost productivity, economic growth and, if implemented and shaped correctly, personal and societal wellbeing.
- The UK has a position of strength in AI due to a combination of factors. Including a strong digital ecosystem, a vibrant and competitive AI industry and world leading university and business R&D.
- AI is already enabling digital transformation across sectors and industries including financial services, healthcare, transport, manufacturing and is a key driver in enabling digital entrepreneurialism. We are however only at the beginning of the development and adoption of AI technologies and more needs to be done to encourage investment and adoption.
- We must build consensus and greater confidence on what the UK’s AI driven future could look like and how we get there. This is an area where Government, industry and others must work together.
- We must also be vigilant to public concerns that must be recognised and addressed. These include the impact on jobs, the privacy and security of data, whether AI systems are biased and profound social and ethics questions about the implications of a data driven future.
For more information about techUK's work on AI please contact Sue Daley