Call for evidence on Artificial Intelligence - House of Lords

The Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence has published its call for evidence on "What are the implications of artificial intelligence?" and invites submissions from all interested individuals and organisations.

The Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence is composed of thirteen members from the House of Lords who are in charge of analyzing the economic, ethical and social implications resulting from advances in artificial intelligence.


The inquiry was launched on 19 July 2017. Written submissions must be received by 6 September 2017. The Committee will begin taking oral evidence in the autumn, and has to report by 31 March 2018.

Areas of interest

The focus of the Committee’s inquiry will include:

  • The current state of artificial intelligence.
  • The pace of technological change and the development of artificial intelligence
  • The impact of artificial intelligence on society
  • The public perception of artificial intelligence
  • The sectors most, and least likely, to benefit from artificial intelligence
  • The data-based monopolies of some large corporations
  • The ethical implications of artificial intelligence
  • The role of the Government and
  • The work of other countries or international organisations.

The French Parliamentary Office for the Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choices (Office parlementaire d’évaluation des choix scientifiques et technologiques - OPECST) published a report in March 2017, « Toward a Controlled, Useful and Demystified Artificial Intelligence », which give a state-of-the-art overview on French and worldwide research and reports on artificial intelligence.

Stephanie Dos Santos, 22 August 2017

Published on 29/06/2018

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