The House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence was formed to “to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence." and is chaired by Lord Clement-Jones.
The Committee's inquiry into artificial intelligence concluded that the UK is in a strong position to be among the world leaders in the development of artificial intelligence during the twenty first century. Britain contains leading AI companies, a dynamic academic research culture, a vigorous start-up ecosystem and a constellation of legal, ethical, financial and linguistic strengths located in close proximity to each other. Artificial intelligence, handled carefully, could be a great opportunity for the British economy. In addition, AI presents a significant opportunity to solve complex problems and potentially improve productivity, which the UK is right to embrace. Their recommendations are designed to support the Government and the UK in realising the potential of AI for our society and our economy, and to protect society from potential threats and risks. The Committee considered five key questions:
Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence Report of Session 2017–19: AI in the UK - ready, willing and able? [pdf]
This event at the House of Lords introduces attendees to policy makers and their thoughts on developments in artificial intelligence and is an opportunity to network with fellow professionals.
Artificial Intelligence - New Frontiers in Technology and UK India Collaboration
House of Lords
24th April 2019
6.00 pm Arrival & networking
6.30 pm Keynote speaker Lord Clement Jones
Chairman of Queen Mary College, University of London,
Former Managing Partner of DLA Piper LLP
Co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence
7.00 pm Dinner
Ambassador Ajjampur Rangaiah Ghanashyam, Strategic Advisor
Sir Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Speak during dinner
9.45 pm Event will close
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Former London Managing Partner (2011-16) of DLA Piper LLP, Head of UK Government Affairs, Chairman of its China and Middle East Desks, International Business Relations Partner and Co-Chairman of Global Government Relations. He is Chair of Ombudsman Services Limited, the not for profit, independent ombudsman service that provides dispute resolution for the communications, energy, property and copyright licensing industries. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Airmic (the Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce) and Board Member of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the ICAEW.
He is the former Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (2017-18) and Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence. He is Deputy Chair of the APPG on China and Vice-Chair of the APPG on Intellectual Property. He is Chair of Council of Queen Mary University of London and has most recently been appointed as Chair of the Advisory Council of the Institute for Ethical AI in Education, led by Sir Anthony Seldon.
Ambassador Ajjampur Rangaiah Ghanashyam
A Post Graduate in Solid State Physics from University of Bangalore, India and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Ajjampur Rangaiah Ghanashyam spent five years in the Indian Petroleum and Shipping industries before joining the Indian Diplomatic Corps in 1982. In his tenure of three and a half decades in the Diplomatic Corps spent in Syria, Nepal, Belgium, Pakistan, United States (New York) and the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, he was India’s Envoy to eight countries including Angola and Nigeria.
In his career, Ghanashyam has addressed national, regional and international audiences on wide range of subjects. Audiences include Defence Training Institutions, Management Institutes, National and Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Universities and NGOs in India, US, Europe and Africa. US Institutions addressed include Universities of Columbia, Harvard, Yale, Boston, MIT, Drexell, Pennsylvania and Tufts apart from the Asia Society and Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
After his diplomatic tour of duty, Ghanashyam works in an advisory capacity in areas relating to Health, Education, Technology and Strategic Affairs and also writes and speaks on subjects in those domains.
Leader of the Liberal Democrats, MP for Twickenham
Vince Cable is the MP for Twickenham and the Leader of the Liberal Democrats. Vince was born to a working class family in 1943. His father, Len, was a craftsman for Rowntree and his mother packed chocolates for Terry's. Vince Cable read Natural Sciences and Economics at Cambridge University, where he was President of the Union, followed by a PhD at Glasgow University.
Vince’s Professional Career
From 1966 to 1968 he was Treasury Finance Officer for the Kenyan Government. After lecturing at Glasgow University in economics he worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a first secretary in the Diplomatic Service (1974-76).
He was then appointed Deputy Director of the Overseas Development Institute, which included a period working for the then Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, John Smith, as a special advisor. From 1983 to 1990, Vince worked as special advisor on Economic Affairs for the Commonwealth Secretary General, Sir Sonny Ramphal.
In 1990 he joined Shell International taking up the post of Chief Economist in 1995. He has also been head of the economics programme at Chatham House and is a former fellow of Nuffield College Oxford and the LSE.
MP for Twickenham
In 1981 he joined the Social Democratic Party and has been a member ever since. He was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Twickenham in 1997 and as an MP has helped tens of thousands of local people with their issues. He led fight for local hospitals including saving and rebuilding the West Middlesex; saving Teddington Memorial Hospital; and fighting threatened closures at Kingston. Vince has also led campaigns against Heathrow expansion, aircraft noise and night flights. Vince has also led the fight against cuts to local schools and to improve social care.
As Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for five years Vince created a distinctive Liberal Democrat vision for the economy. A long-term industrial strategy, promotion of science and innovation, banking reform, the creation of the world’s first-ever Green Investment Bank, support for young people through apprenticeships and the promotion of socially responsible capitalism.
Leader of the Liberal Democrats
On July 20th 2017, Vince Cable became the Leader of the Liberal Democrats and his top priorities are fighting to make sure the UK remains at the heart of the EU, building an economy that works for everyone, investing in high-quality public services and a decent welfare system and building a mass movement that can win elections and make our country more liberal and more democratic.