Government Chief Scientific Adviser and AI Minister give evidence on large language models
In the final evidence session of its inquiry into large language models, the Communications and Digital Committee takes evidence the Government Chief Scientific Adviser and the AI Minister.
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 session with Professor Dame Angela McLean, questions focus on the Government’s understanding of the risks posed by LLMs and what mechanisms it has for early warning of catastrophic risk; the opportunities around language models; and whether the Government has the balance of expertise it needs to respond to frontier AI developments following significant changes to its advisory bodies.
In the session with Viscount Camrose, the Committee asks the Minister about the work of the AI Safety Institute and how it will prioritise its spending; how the UK can capitalise on opportunities, including an in-house Government model; whether current safety testing pledges by AI developers are adequate or if further legal requirements are needed; and what plans the Government has to address the use of copyrighted material to train LLMs.