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.
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.