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. 

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"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."

Dr Bill Mitchell, BCS Director of Policy
Scaling up the Ethical Artificial Intelligence MSc. Pipeline

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Do you want to know more about our policy work or have views about STEM policy you’d like to share? Would your organisation like to get involved with our STEM research or carry out a joint campaign with BCS? If so, we want to hear from you! To share your opinions and to find out more about partnering with us, get in touch at policyhub@bcs.uk