Academics and journalists give the 'big picture' on AI

10 October 2017

The Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence starts its autumn programme of public evidence sessions by talking to three experts about the 'big picture' issues associated with AI, and three journalists about the public's wider understanding of its implications.


Tuesday 10 October in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 3.45pm

  • Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton, and chair of the soon to be published review into artificial intelligence on behalf of the Government
  • Professor Nick Bostrom, Director, Future of Humanity Institute
  • Professor Michael Wooldridge, Head of Department and Professor of Computer Science, University of Oxford

At 4.45pm

  • Sarah O'Connor, Employment Correspondent, Financial Times
  • Rory Cellan-Jones, Technology Correspondent, BBC
  • Andrew Orlowski, Executive Editor, The Register

Possible questions

The Committee examines the key issues in artificial intelligence. This is likely to include:

  • What are the biggest opportunities and risks associated with artificial intelligence over the coming decade?
  • How could the Government maximise the opportunities and minimise the risks associated with artificial intelligence?
  • Should the Government be concerned about the possible impact on the labour market?
  • Should the taxpayer see a return on the use of public data to develop AI systems?
  • How best could the ethical issues associated with artificial intelligence be addressed?
  • How should the UK be working with other countries to shape the development of artificial intelligence?
  • Should efforts be made to improve the public's understanding of, and engagement with, artificial intelligence? If so, how?
  • Is the media covering developments in artificial intelligence well? Should this be improved?

Keep update to date with our autumn programme of public evidence sessions on Twitter @LordsAICom.

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