What are the implications of artificial intelligence?

19 July 2017

The deadline for submissions has now passed; if you still wish to make a submission, please contact the clerk.

The Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence has published its call for evidence and invites submissions from all interested individuals and organisations. Submissions must be received by 6 September 2017.



The Select Committee has been appointed to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence, and is now calling for evidence from those interested in these issues. The Committee will begin taking oral evidence in the autumn, and has to report by 31 March 2018.

The inquiry

Lord Clement-Jones, Chairman of the Committee said:

"This inquiry comes at a time when artificial intelligence is increasingly seizing the attention of industry, policymakers and the general public. 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.

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."

Areas of interest

The focus of the Committee's inquiry will include:

  • The current state of artificial intelligence.
  • The pace of technological change and the development of artificial intelligence
  • The impact of artificial intelligence on society
  • The public perception of artificial intelligence
  • The sectors most, and least likely, to benefit from artificial intelligence
  • The data-based monopolies of some large corporations
  • The ethical implications of artificial intelligence
  • The role of the Government and
  • The work of other countries or international organisations.

If there are any questions about the call for evidence, how to submit evidence, or the deadline, please contact the staff of the Committee at hlaiadhoc@parliament.uk.

The deadline for submitting evidence is 6 September 2017.

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