Private Members’ Bill to Regulate Artificial Intelligence introduced in the House of Lords

Chris’ private members’ bill – The Artificial Intelligence [Regulation] Bill – was drawn near the top of the ballot for private members’ bills and has been introduced, with second reading to be scheduled in the new year.

The Bill has been drafted with the principles of trust, transparency, inclusion, innovation, interoperability, public engagement, and accountability running through it.

The Bill would provide a legal definition of AI, one that is broadly aligned with the OECD’s definition of ‘AI System’ and includes generative AI.

The Bill also calls for the creation of an overarching AI Authority tasked with coordinating sectoral regulators to ensure that the functions and objectives set out in the Bill are met, including the accreditation of AI auditors and promotion of AI literacy

The Bill also covers regulatory sandboxes, AI responsible officers, transparency and IP and public engagement.

Read Chris’ blog post on the thinking behind the Bill and what he hopes to achieve.