New proposals aimed at regulating the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology are scheduled for announcement in the United Kingdom. The goal is to provide consistent rules for promoting innovation in this advanced and groundbreaking technology and for ensuring public protection.
Introduction of bill
A bill introduced in the British parliament in the name of Data Protection and Digital Information Bill is aimed at transforming the data laws in the UK because this will help in boosting innovation in different technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI).
The piece of legislation will leverage the benefits of Brexit by using a high standard of protection for the personal data and privacy of the people. Plus, it will also provide businesses with savings of around £1 billion.
The AI paper
Machines using data to figure out how to accomplish tasks that are usually performed by people fall under the category of artificial intelligence (AI). For instance, AI is helpful in identifying financial transaction patterns that could indicate any suspicious activity or fraud. Likewise, clinicians can also use AI for diagnosing illnesses by using chest images.
The AI paper recently published in the UK highlights the approach that the government will use for regulating the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the country. The rules that have been proposed address the opportunities and risks in the future, which can guide businesses on how to use AI systems for their benefit. Meanwhile, they can also reassure customers about the robust and safe nature of AI systems.
There are six core principles in the approach that has to be applied by regulatory authorities, but they have the flexibility to do so as they see fit, depending on how AI is used in their respective sectors.
The aim of these proposals is to support the growth of AI and to ensure that businesses do not have to put up with unnecessary barriers. Hence, businesses will be able to disclose information about how to test the reliability of their AI and also provide guidance for ensuring it is safe and does not include unfair bias.
Damian Collins, the Digital Minister of the UK, stated that they wanted to provide businesses with the right rules to help empower them, along with protect people. This is because the use of data and artificial intelligence continue to change how people work and live.
Hence, he said that the rules were meant to provide businesses with clarity, give public trust a boost, and deliver confidence to investors. He said that their flexibility would help in shaping the AI future and would help cement UK’s position as a tech and science superpower.
The AI sector is already flourishing in the UK, as it is the top one in Europe, and while third largest in the world, in terms of private investment in this space. Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are delivering benefits all over the country and the economy and research show that more than 1.3 million businesses in Britain would use AI this year.