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22 February 2023 - Governance of artificial intelligence (AI) - Oral evidence

Science and Technology Committee
Governance of artificial intelligence (AI)

Wednesday 22 February 2023

Start times: 9:20am (private) 9:30am (public)

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Tech giants Google, Microsoft and BT to be questioned on AI regulation

The Commons Science and Technology Committee questions representatives of Google, Microsoft and BT in the second session of its inquiry into the governance of artificial intelligence (AI). The tech giants will be quizzed on their use of AI, how the technology may develop, and their perspective on how it should be regulated.

Meeting details

At 9:20am: Private discussion
Inquiry Governance of artificial intelligence (AI)
At 9:30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Governance of artificial intelligence (AI)
Chief Data and AI Officer at BT Group
Director, Responsible Innovation at Google
General Manager, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs at Microsoft UK
At 10:30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Governance of artificial intelligence (AI)
Regius Professor of Computer Science at University of Southampton
Professorial Research Fellow in Computer Science and Principal at Jesus College, University of Oxford

Last month, Microsoft announced a multibillion-dollar investment in OpenAI, the makers of the ChatGPT tool, and this month launched Teams Premium which includes ChatGPT-powered features. Google announced Bard “an experimental conversational AI service” this month. BT last year stated its ambition to move to “AI-led operations” by 2025.

In the second panel, MPs will hear from Professor Dame Wendy Hall, co-Chair of a Government-commissioned review into growing AI in the UK economy, published in 2017; and Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Chair and Co-founder with Sir Tim Berners-Lee of the Open Data Institute. The session will explore the development of AI in the UK economy and the Government’s proposed approach to AI governance and regulation, including perspectives on the forthcoming AI white paper.


The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

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