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The impact of artificial intelligence on jobs and consumers

14 November 2017

The Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence considers how artificial intelligence is, and could impact the way we work and explores the advantages and disadvantages that artificial intelligence could bring consumers.


Tuesday 14 November in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 3.30pm

  • Olly Buston, CEO and founder, Future Advocacy
  • Professor Dame Henrietta Moore, Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity, and Chair of Culture, Philosophy and Design, UCL
  • Professor Richard Susskind OBE, IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

At 4.30pm

  • Paul Clarke, Chief Technology Officer, Ocado
  • Dr Joseph Reger, Chief Technology Officer Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), Fujitsu
  • Dr Mark Taylor, Global Strategy & Research Director, Dyson

Areas of discussion

  • How robust are predictions about job losses and job creation as a result of artificial intelligence and automation?
  • Should the Government consider how to mitigate the potential impact of artificial intelligence on jobs?
  • What information about artificial intelligence does the public need in order to make informed choices about their skills, jobs and careers?
  • Is our education system preparing young people for the challenges they will face in a world potentially dominated by artificial intelligence?
  • How difficult is it to hire staff with the necessary skills to develop or make sure of artificial intelligence?
  • What role do ethical guidelines or principles play when their companies develop artificial intelligence systems?
  • Should consumers be informed in advance when artificial intelligence is integrated into products or services they are using?
  • How important is it for their companies that their artificial intelligence systems are transparent in how they operate, and that the logic behind the decisions they make is understandable?

Further information

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