The Center for Data Innovation has responded to a call for evidence by the select committee on artificial intelligence of the UK’s House of Lords. In its answers, the Center emphasizes the fact that there is little to no evidence to support hyperbolic fears about AI, such as the suggestion the technology will cause cataclysmic job destruction, loss of privacy, bias and abuse, or even human extinction and enslavement. In addition, because the long-term benefits of AI are dependent on an adequate supply of data, policymakers should ensure they do not constrain that supply, such as through overzealous data protection regulations that limit growth in AI firms.
Response to the Call for Evidence by the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence
Nick Wallace is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He previously worked as a government technology policy analyst at Ovum, a global consultancy based in London. He has a master’s degree in public policy jointly awarded from the Central European University in Budapest and the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals and a bachelor’s degree in politics from Liverpool John Moores University. Wallace speaks English, Spanish, and German.
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