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Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
Report published. Awaiting Government response.
The Science and Technology Committee undertook an inquiry into robotics and artificial intelligence.
Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) is one of the 'Eight Great Technologies' identified by the UK Government in 2012. A national strategy for RAS innovation from a 'RAS Special Interest Group' was published by Innovate UK in 2014.
The Government responded to that strategy in March 2015 (PDF 405 KB) and agreed to establish a RAS Leadership Council to oversee its execution. The Special Interest Group also published The UK Landscape for Robotics and Autonomous Systems in 2015. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council launched an UK-RAS network, also in 2015.
Evidence given by Dr Rob Buckingham, Director, RACE, Professor Stephen Muggleton, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Professor Nick Jennings, Royal Society Working Group on Machine Learning, and Professor Philip Nelson, Chair, Research Councils UK; Richard Moyes, Managing Partner, Article 36, and Dr Owen Cotton-Barratt, Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute
Science and Technology Committee publish letter from The Alan Turing Institute on a ‘Commission on Artificial Intelligence