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17 October 2023 - Large language models - Oral evidence

Committee Communications and Digital Committee
Inquiry Large language models

Tuesday 17 October 2023

Start times: 2:00pm (private) 2:30pm (public)

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Industry figures and academics give evidence on Large Language Models

The Communications and Digital Committee takes evidence from industry figures and academics as part of its inquiry into Large Language Models (LLMs).

Meeting details

At 2:30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Large language models
Regius Professor of Computer Science at University of Southampton
Vice-Principal and Head of College of Science and Engineering, and Professor of Formal Methods at Glasgow University
Chief Executive Officer at Digital Catapult
At 3:30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Large language models
Associate Director (Law & Policy) at Ada Lovelace Institute
Head of AI Governance and Regulatory Innovation at Alan Turing Institute
Head of Data Analytics, AI and Digital ID at techUK


The Committee is looking at large language models and what needs to happen over the next 1–3 years to ensure the UK can respond to their opportunities and risks.

Possible areas for discussion

In the first session the discussion focuses on progress against the Government’s ambition to make the UK an AI superpower; the balance in the AI White Paper between encouraging innovation and managing risks; what level of ambition the UK should aim for around generative AI; and how the UK can achieve competitive advantage in the international race to develop frontier AI capabilities.

The second session covers in more detail the regulation of large language models through the White Paper proposals; the adequacy of the Government’s regulatory proposals; the case for statutory regulators; emerging challenges facing sector regulators and the adequacy of their powers and remits.

Further information


Room 1, Palace of Westminster

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