Artificial Intelligence Select Committee, 2017-2018
Chris was a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence. The committee was established to consider the pace of technological change, the social and economic impact, and ethical considerations around AI. The committee concluded that the Government must understand the need to build public trust and confidence in how to use AI, as well as explain the risks. The committee also recommended a cross-sector ethical code of conduct, or ‘AI code’, which could provide the basis for statutory regulation.
Financial Exclusion Select Committee, 2016-2017
Chris was appointed to the Financial Exclusion Committee in 2016. The committee was set up to consider the problems faced by people who have difficulty accessing or using the mainstream financial services that are necessary to participate in daily economic life and society. The committee findings and recommendations were published in March 2017. Chris spoke at major Fintech conference in April referring to the report and highlighting the incredible possibilities of technology in this area and the need to always ask will this enable and empower?
Social Mobility Select Committee, 2015-2016
In June 2015 Chris was appointed to the Social Mobility Select Committee, to consider social mobility in the transition from school to work. Findings were published in a report called “Overlooked and left behind: improving the transition from school to work for the majority of young people” which called for action to address the current situation in which young people who do not follow an academic route face a system that is “complex and incoherent.”
Digital Skills Committee, 2014-2015
Chris was also a member of the Digital Skills Committee, established to examine the digital capability of the nation, particularly competitiveness and skills.