Lords to discuss new technologies for law enforcement

The House of Lords Justice and Home Affairs Committee will tomorrow be questioning experts as part of its inquiry into new technologies for law enforcement.

The session will focus on the workings, advancement and ethical principles of algorithms and artificial intelligence.

The session will take place virtually on Tuesday 20 July at 10.30am and can be followed on Parliament TV.

Giving evidence will be:
  • Dr David Leslie, Ethics Theme Lead, Alan Turing Institute
  • Professor Michael Wooldridge, Head of Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford.
Questions the committee is likely to ask include:
  • How do advanced algorithms work? What is special about “artificial intelligence”?
  • What are the requirements for an advanced algorithm to achieve its intended purposes consistently and reliably?
  • Does AI perform better than human intelligence?
  • What validation and evaluation tools would be appropriate in a law enforcement context?
  • How do advanced algorithms interact with or influence social norms and individual behaviours?
  • What will advanced algorithms look like in 2030 or 2040?

This is the second oral evidence session for the committee’s inquiry. The first session with academics is available to watch online.

A call for written evidence will be launched later this week.


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