Join the BCS policy team for a monthly forum where we will engage with our members.


Hosted by Arnoldis Nyamande - BCS Policy Manager

  • Rashik Parmar BEM – Group CEO, BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT
  • Adam Leon-Smith FBCS – Chair, BCS Fellows Technical Advisory Group & CTO Dragonfly
  • Cari Miller, MBA, CMP, FHCA, Sr. Principal, Practice Lead, Responsible AI Governance & Research, The Center for Inclusive Change
  • Matt Gantley, CEO at UKAS, the world’s leading accreditation body


  • Welcome and CEO update
  • Panel discussion
  • Q&A


BCS recently published our latest paper responding to recent calls to ‘pause’ AI development, as set out in a letter from the Future of Life Institute.

BCS was quoted in DSIT’s launch of the pro-innovation AI white paper last month. We believe AI can be helped to ‘grow up’ responsibly, supported by a multi-regulator approach, measures like sandboxes and a community of ethical professionals.

The BCS report makes the following points:

A pause in AI development would:

  • Delay vital innovation in areas like health and climate change
  • Be ‘asymmetric’; play into the hands of bad actors

AI will grow responsibly if organisations are:

  • Transparent about its development and deployment
  • Allow third-party audit
  • Use clear health warnings and labelling

AI will grow responsibly if AI is:

  • Developed by competent, ethical professionals, supported by professional registration
  • Supported by a programme of education and skills, driven by government and industry
  • Tested robustly within regulatory sandboxes as proposed in the current AI white paper

BCS Policy Jams are one way we engage and communicate with our community on current issues in IT, digital and tech policy and discuss how these issues intersect with the wider world.

Join our CEO Rashik Parmar MBE, tech sector experts and the BCS policy team for a monthly forum where we discuss critical issues for our profession, our economy, our society and our democracy.

Policy Jams are held monthly and previous Jams can be watched here

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

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This event is brought to you by: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Webinar: BCS Policy Jam - Helping AI grow-up responsibly without pressing pause
Date and time
Wednesday 17 May, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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