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24 May 2023 - Governance of artificial intelligence (AI) - Oral evidence

Committee Science, Innovation and Technology Committee
Inquiry Governance of artificial intelligence (AI)

Wednesday 24 May 2023

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

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The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in policing is the focus of the sixth session of the Science, Innovation and Technology Committee’s inquiry on Governance of artificial intelligence (AI). MPs will examine the Metropolitan Police’s use of live facial recognition technology, in place during the coronation, and potential future AI-based tools. The session comes following reports that the policing minister has pushed for facial recognition to be rolled out across police forces nationally.

Meeting details

At 9:30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Governance of artificial intelligence (AI)
Director of Intelligence at Metropolitan Police
Principal Research Scientist at National Physical Laboratory
At 10:30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Governance of artificial intelligence (AI)
Associate Director, AI and data law & policy at Ada Lovelace Institute
Senior Research Associate for Safe and Ethical AI and Associate Professor in Law at The Alan Turing Institute and Northumbria University

The EU is moving to ban facial recognition technology and predictive policing systems (based on profiling, location or past criminal behaviour) through its upcoming AI Act.

MPs will put questions to the author of the National Physical Laboratory’s March report which found “substantial improvement” in the accuracy of facial recognition technology used by the Met and South Wales Police.

The Committee will explore ethical and societal concerns with the use of algorithmic, machine learning or AI insights for decision-making in policing, particularly the potential for bias and discrimination. MPs will also gather civil society perspectives on the UK Government’s approach to AI regulation set out in its AI White Paper.


Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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