MPs call for UK to launch artificial intelligence commission

UK commission on artificial intelligence would provide global leadership on the social, legal and ethical implications of AI © Getty British universities and start-ups have made big contributions to robotics and artificial intelligence, but the government has been slow to recognise both the opportunities and threats posed by the new technology, a committee of MPs has said. The UK should establish a commission on artificial intelligence to provide global leadership on the social, legal and ethical implications of AI, according to the Commons science and technology committee. Tania Mathias, the committee’s acting chair, said a model could be Mary Warnock’s commission on human fertilisation and embryology in the 1980s, which gave Britain a worldwide lead in the regulation of reproductive technology. The new AI commission would be based at the…


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