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Parliamentary committee launches inquiry into AI governance

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry into the UK’s governance of artificial intelligence (AI), which will examine how to ensure the technology is used in an ethical and responsible way.

The committee’s inquiry will now examine whether the government’s proposed approach – which will be formalized in an upcoming whitepaper before the end of 2022 – is the right one, with a particular focus on bias in algorithms and the lack of transparency around both public and private sector AI deployments.

The inquiry will also explore how automated decisions can be effectively challenged by ordinary people, as well as how the risks posed by AI systems should be addressed generally.

This includes looking at, for example, which bodies should provide formal regulatory oversight, and how to improve the explainability of AI models to the public.

parliamentary inquiry into AI-powered workplace surveillance previously found that AI was being used to monitor and control workers with little accountability or transparency, and called for the creation of an Accountability for Algorithms Act.

The original article was published at ComputerWeekly.

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