Government “driving blind” on public sector AI – with no control over who is in the driving seat

Government “driving blind” on public sector AI – with no control over who is in the driving seat

Chi Onwurah MP responds to major Government failings on Artificial Intelligence openness

Shadow Digital Minister Chi Onwurah MP responded to the report:

“This serious report sadly confirms what we know to be the case – that the Conservative Government is failing on openness and transparency when it comes to the use of AI in the public sector.

“The Government is driving blind, with no control over who is in the AI driving seat. The Government urgently needs to get a grip before the potential for unintended consequences gets out of control.

“Last year, I argued in parliament that Government should not accept further AI algorithms in decision making processes without introducing further regulation. I will continue to push the Government to go further in sharing information on how AI is currently being used at all level of Government. As this report shows, there is an urgent need for practical guidance and enforceable regulation that works. It’s time for action.”

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