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Appendix 9: Recommendations relevant to the Government’s new AI organisations

We have considered the roles of a number of organisations concerned with the development and oversight of AI and AI-specific policy. We have compiled the following table to illustrate which organisation in the UK should take the lead on implementing the relevant recommendations. Our recommendation on ensuring co-ordination, and avoiding overlaps, between these organisations
(paragraph 369), should also be kept in mind while considering this below.

Organisation

Priorities

The AI Council

Oversee delivery of national policy framework for AI (paragraph 367)

Lead industry in introducing a mechanism to help raise awareness of when AI is being used to make decisions which affect people (paragraph 59)

Identify accelerators and obstacles to the use of AI by businesses (paragraph 199)

Help establish industry standards for the intelligibility of AI systems (paragraph 106)

Centre for Data Ethics and Innovations

Ensure that people whose data is overseen by data trusts are properly represented (paragraph 82)

Produce guidance on suitable approaches to the sharing of public data (paragraph 85)

Create tools and frameworks for data sharing, control and privacy (paragraph 87)

Produce guidance on requirements for intelligibility of AI systems (paragraph 106)

Introduce a cross-sector AI code (paragraph 420)

The Alan Turing Institute

Develop short post-graduate conversion courses to help people in other disciplines transfer to working in AI (paragraph 170)

Establish mechanisms to encourage AI PhD applications from female and BAME candidates (paragraph 174)

Develop advice for universities on spinning out companies (paragraph 160)

Government Office for AI

Prepare a national policy framework for AI (paragraph 367)

Co-ordinate the work of new AI institutions, and existing bodies and regulators (paragraph 369)

Create a bulletin board for AI public sector challenges (paragraph 218)

Investigate ways of expanding access to public sector datasets (paragraph 85)

Identify gaps in possible regulation relating to AI, and ensure the use of existing regulator’s knowledge when developing any new regulation (paragraph 386)





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