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The House of Lords Wants Insights about AI

The House of Lords’ Select Committee on AI has put out a “call for evidence” on the implications of artificial intelligence— from an economic, ethical, and social point of view.

The Committee, which was appointed on 29 June, wants companies and individuals to come forward and provide insights on several questions related to the rise of AI technology.

The current state of AI, its pace of development, its impact on society and jobs, AI-related ethical dilemmas, and the consequences of tech giants’ data monopolies are some of the issues the Lords are interested in.

Anyone who has some expertise in the field can submit a short (maximum six pages) response by 6 September.

The committee will then report on its finding by 31 March of next year.

“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,” AI Committee chairman Lord Clement-Jones, said in a statement.

“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.”

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