techUK comment on Algorithms in Decision-Making report
Sue Daley, techUK Head of Cloud, Data and AI, comments on the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee Report entitled Algorithms in Decision-Making.
Commenting on the report released by the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee Report entitled Algorithms in Decision-Making, Sue Daley, Head of Cloud, Data and AI, techUK said:
"This report comes at a time when the UK has the opportunity to be a global leader not just in the development of AI but also in the governance and ethics of its use.
“The report highlights the huge social and economic benefits that can come from AI. But it also recognises the challenges around data bias, transparency and accountability that must be addressed. We agree that the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation has a vital role to play in deepening understanding and developing policy on these issues. Time is of the essence and we want to see the Centre up and running as soon as possible.”
“The Committee's focus on the importance of data governance is clearly right. With GDPR about to enter into force, techUK has called for additional resources for the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). The UK is fortunate to have a highly respected data protection regulator – as data plays an ever more important role in our economy, it is vital that the ICO has the resources it needs to operate effectively and at speed and support the important work of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation."
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