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Public Sector: Artificial Intelligence

Question for Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office

UIN 83803, tabled on 1 September 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, who is responsible for monitoring or overseeing the use of algorithms used in the provision of public services by the Government.

Answered on

10 September 2020

The Government’s Data Ethics Framework and ‘Guide to Using AI in the Public Sector’, alongside other guidance are available on GOV.UK, to support ethical and safe use of algorithms in the public sector. Building on existing work on algorithmic and data ethics, the Government is now seeking to deliver more transparency on the use of algorithmic-assisted decision making within the public sector; and is working with leading organisations in the field of data and AI ethics on a proposed approach to algorithmic transparency.

Answered by

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office