UK Parliament Inquiries

Horizon has contributed towards the following UK Parliament inquiries:

Impact of Social media and screen-use on young people’s health

The Internet – to regulate or not?

Fake News

Children and the Internet

What are the implications of artificial intelligence? 

“The House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence has published its report today.The Committee is grateful to all those who assisted with its inquiry.  

  The UK is in a strong position to be a world leader in the development of artificial intelligence (AI). This position, coupled with the wider adoption of AI, could deliver a major boost to the economy for years to come. The best way to do this is to put ethics at the centre of AI’s development and use concludes a report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence, AI in the UK: Ready, Willing and Able?, published today. 

  The Chairman of the Committee, Lord Clement-Jones, said: 

  The UK has a unique opportunity to shape AI positively for the public’s benefit and to lead the international community in AI’s ethical development, rather than passively accept its consequences.  

 “The UK contains leading AI companies, a dynamic academic research culture, and a vigorous start-up ecosystem as well as a host of legal, ethical, financial and linguistic strengths. We should make the most of this environment, but it is essential that ethics take centre stage in AI’s development and use.  

  We’ve asked whether the UK is ready willing and able to take advantage of AI. With our recommendations, it will be.” 

Algorithms in decision-making