House of Lords introduce draft AI (Regulation) Bill into UK Parliament

28/11/2023 | UK Parliament

On November 22, 2023, a private members bill starting in the House of Lords was introduced into the UK Parliament. The Artificial Intelligence (Regulation) Bill is intended to make provision for the regulation of AI and for connected purposes. 

The Bill proposes the establishment of an AI Authority with various functions, including ensuring that regulators consider AI and are aligned in their approach, coordinating a review of relevant legislation such as product safety, privacy and consumer protection on AI, accrediting independent AI auditors and provide education and awareness to give clarity to businesses. The Bill also places obligations on the UK Secretary of State to make further regulations concerning the designation of an AI officer and transparency. The Bill has passed the First Reading and is currently at the Second Reading stage.

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