The House of Lords is going to carry out a public inquiry into artificial intelligence

Alex Knight / Unsplash The House of Lords has launched a public inquiry into advances in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The House of Lords said on Wednesday that the new Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence will “consider the economic, ethical, and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence.” AI is set to bring about major changes to the way humans live and work. Well-known scientists and entrepreneurs such as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have warned about the potential dangers superintelligent AI presents. But their concerns are very much in the realm of science fiction at the moment and there are a range of more near-term risks that need to be considered, such as how we ensure humanity as a whole benefits from AI developments as opposed to certain countries or individuals. The Committee will aim to answer a series of questions including: How can the data-based monopolies of some large corporations, and the ‘winner-takes-all’ economics associated with them, be addressed? Is the current level of excitement surrounding artificial intelligence warranted? What role should the Government take in the development and use of artificial intelligence in the UK? Lord Clement-Jones, chairman of the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence, said…

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