AI and the regulatory environment in the UK

To reap the societal and economic benefits of Artificial Intelligence, we will need to ensure that systems are both trustworthy and also consistent with accepted laws, ethical principles and social norms. Regulations will be part of the answer, and already those applying to the processing of data are undergoing significant changes. In particular, we will focus on the effects on system design of competition laws, but we will also consider consumer protection, privacy and data protection laws (where there is already a corpus of existing work).

We will consider whether regulation provides a sufficient answer to the question of trust, or whether other legal and/or technical initiatives are necessary.

A workshop on this is intended to be organised in 2020, with a Call for Projects launched shortly after.