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Research, development and investment in artificial intelligence in the UK

24 October 2017

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The Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence is holding its third set of double evidence sessions, focussing on the environment for researching, developing and investing in artificial intelligence in the UK.


Tuesday 24 October in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 3.30pm

  • Dr Marko Balabanovic, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Catapult
  • Dr David Barber, Turing Fellow, the Alan Turing Institute
  • Dr Timothy Lanfear, Director, EMEA Solution Architecture and Engineering Team, Nvidia.

At 4.30pm

  • Eileen Burbidge MBE, Partner, Passion Capital
  • David Kelnar, Investment Director and Head of Research, MMC Ventures
  • Libby Kinsey, Co-founder, Project Juno.

Possible questions

  • Should state and privately-funded research institutions work more closely together?
  • What challenges are faced in converting AI research into practical applications?
  • How can it be ensured that research and development in AI is carried out in an open and ethical manner?
  • Is it expected that established techniques, like deep learning, will continue delivering meaningful progress?
  • How are AI start-ups doing in the UK?
  • Is the UK an attractive place to invest in AI?
  • Should the acquisition of UK AI start-ups by larger foreign corporations be prevented?
  • Are there barriers to working with the higher education sector in turning AI research into innovative products?
  • Do investors have a duty to ensure that AI is developed in an ethical and responsible way?
  • Can individuals expect to retain ownership of their personal data and still benefit from AI?

Make sure you get involved with the Committee on Twitter @LordsAICom.

Further information

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