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6 February 2024 - Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology - Oral evidence

Committee Communications and Digital Committee
Inquiry Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology

Tuesday 6 February 2024

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


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DSIT Secretary of State gives evidence on generative AI and digital exclusion

The Communications and Digital Committee holds a one-off evidence session with the Secretary of State, following the publication of its report on large language models and generative AI.

Meeting details

At 2:30pm: Oral evidence
Work Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology (Non-inquiry session)
Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology at Department for Science, Innovation and Technology
Director General, Digital Technologies and Telecoms at Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

Background

The Committee discusses a range of issues with the Secretary of State, focusing primarily on core issues around AI, as well as digital exclusion and skills.

The session explores themes covered in the Committee’s recent report on large language models and generative AI, which examined what needed to happen over the next 1–3 years to ensure the UK can respond to their opportunities and risks. It also involves questions about the Government’s work to tackle digital exclusion and improve digital skills.

Possible areas for discussion

Areas for discussion with witnesses include:

  • striking the right balance between innovation and risk on AI;
  • AI issues around copyright and regulation;
  • progress on tackling digital exclusion; and
  • progress and digital skills.

Further information

Location

Room 1, Palace of Westminster

How to attend