UK to Avoid Fixed Rules for AI

In the foreseeable future, the UK does not plan to establish strict regulatory measures in the development and use of artificial intelligence.

UK to Avoid Fixed Rules for AI


The Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Technology (DSIT) of the United Kingdom on March 29 published a White Paper outlining the government’s position on regulating the functioning of artificial intelligence. The British authorities have no plans to apply a strict regulatory framework in this industry. This is not a final decision, since public consultations on the issue of artificial intelligence will be held before the summer, but there are no signs that a strict control approach will be approved.

The UK government considers the risks associated with the use of artificial intelligence technologies as a factor of secondary importance. The British authorities preferred to separate the political background and the practical content of AI-based developments. The government adheres to the approach that when certain problems arise, regulators should conduct proceedings on an individual basis, and not affect the entire industry.

The White Paper notes that the approach to artificial intelligence by the British authorities is based on common sense and is focused on practical results. The government does not plan to create a separate supervisory authority for the control of AI. There is also no intention to create a special set of legislative norms. The Government plans to use the existing regulatory framework and make certain changes to it if necessary.

DSIT states that in the future, a legislative framework may be developed to regulate the process of using artificial intelligence. But this is only a statement of the presence of probability and not a confirmation of specific plans that will be implemented in a strictly designated time frame. Experts say that regulators will receive prescriptions regarding the control of AI, but these measures do not provide for total supervision.

The UK government declares that there is no intention to interfere in any way in the technological process in the field of artificial intelligence. This approach contrasts with the practice of the European Union, where there is a structure of risks associated with the introduction of AI-based technologies. There are also preliminary bans on this industry in the EU. The UK Government believes that risk classification is a disproportionate and inefficient approach.

As we have reported earlier, Google Invites Public to Test Its Bard AI Tool.

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