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21 November 2023 - Large language models - Oral evidence

Committee Communications and Digital Committee
Inquiry Large language models

Tuesday 21 November 2023

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

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Lords Committee hears from Google DeepMind, Aleph Alpha and regulators

The Communications and Digital Committee approaches the end of its public hearings on large language models. The sessions cover the work of regulators, and views from the world’s leading AI labs on future trends.

Meeting details

At 2:30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Large language models
Group Director of Strategy and Research at Ofcom
Executive Director, Regulatory Risk at Information Commissioner’s Office
Director of Policy and Human Rights at Equality and Human Rights Commission
Director at Competition and Markets Authority
At 3:30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Large language models
Vice President of Research at Google DeepMind
Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Aleph Alpha


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. Key issues include future trends, how these compare to Government and regulators’ plans, and international implications.

Possible areas for discussion

Areas for discussion with panel 1 witnesses include:

  • how LLMs will be addressed by regulators over the next three years and the adequacy of work plans;
  • whether regulators have sufficient powers and capabilities;
  • how regulators will avoid duplication and gaps across their remits.

The session builds on the Committee’s request for information from 10 regulators on their staffing, resources and powers.

Areas for discussion with AI lab witnesses on panel 2 include:

  • the future of large language models, frontier capabilities and opportunities;
  • assessments of catastrophic security risk and early warning indicators;
  • technical options for addressing concerns, such as hallucination and bias;
  • the use of copyrighted material to train LLMs; and
  • options for regulation.

Further information


Room 4, Palace of Westminster

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