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Equality: Artificial Intelligence

Question for Women and Equalities

UIN 904392, tabled on 24 November 2021

What steps she is taking to tackle the effect of algorithmic bias on equality.

Answered on

24 November 2021

We take this issue very seriously. On Monday my Rt Hon. friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced a review into possible inadvertent bias in medical devices. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has also set tackling the challenges faced by AI as one of the priority work areas in its draft strategic plan for the next three years. It is engaging with key stakeholders in AI, like the Ada Lovelace Institute and the Alan Turing Institute and is developing guidance on AI and the Public Sector Equality Duty, for government departments and public bodies, which will be published early in the new year.

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