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Artificial Intelligence

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL14881, tabled on 27 March 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to implement a long-term strategy to address ethical issues raised by artificial intelligence.

Answered on

9 April 2019

The government has set out its long term approach to the development of AI through the Industrial Strategy and AI Sector Deal. This includes the creation of three new bodies to ensure the safe, ethical and innovative use of AI - the new Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, an expert body that will advise government on the regulation of AI; the industry-led AI Council; and the government's Office for AI, responsible for taking forward the AI Sector Deal.

The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation will work closely with both the Office for AI and the AI Council to make sure the UK is a world leader on standards and ethics for AI and data.

The government is also working closely with international partners to ensure that it is at the forefront of global debates about the ethical deployment of AI.