BCS helps to find solutions to the big public policy questions where AI is used - from facial recognition technology, recruitment, health care and logistics. BCS believes that developing and maintaining a diverse and inclusive AI sector is central to reducing bias in machine learning and delivering AI applications that are fit-for-purpose and developed by professionals that are representative of our society.
BCS responded to the two Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum discussion papers. Read the full Auditing algorithms report here
Have your say on government proposals to regulate AI
The UK government has launched a public consultation on how Artificial Intelligence will be regulated. The UK’s approach, as outlined in its policy paper ‘Establishing a pro-innovation approach to regulating AI proposals’ will be to leave AI regulation up to existing agencies such as OFCOM or the ICO.
The BCS Director of Policy, Dr Bill Mitchell OBE has produced a briefing – if you are a BCS member and want to share your views with us, please submit your response below by Friday 2 September 2022.
Articles, papers and reports
Take a look at our most recent papers and reports or view all of our published policy papers.
'Gold standard' in ethical AI
The UK can lead the world in creating artificial intelligence that cares about humanity - provided more people from non-tech and diverse backgrounds choose to study and work in the field, according to a new BCS report.
AI and breast cancer screening
BCS is supportive of the role AI has to play in improving health and care and supports the NSC’s position outlined in the consultation document: ‘Use of artificial intelligence for image analysis in breast cancer screening'.
Government proposals to regulate AI
The UK government has released details of how Artificial Intelligence will be regulated and has rejected the EU’s approach saying it is taking a less centralised approach.
Share your support
BCS regularly polls IT professionals and members on topical issues. Our surveys are one way that we listen to our members opinions and this helps to form our policies on major areas of public policy. This year we found that cyber security is the main issue that keeps senior manager awake at night.
Read the IT leaders report 2020
"Given the potential impact of AI on so much of the modern world, it is essential that all AI practitioners have the competencies necessary to ethically design, ethically develop, ethically deploy, ethically manage and ethically maintain AI products and services."
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