All-Party-Parliamentary-Group on AI

End of Year Round-Up 2022 has been a busy year for the APPG AI – as the buzz around the new Chatbot ChatGPT – has demonstrated, this technology is developing at pace and the use cases are increasingly visible and impressive. As all the speakers at an event in Parliament this week (6th December 2022) stressed – …

ESG: existential, seismic and global

I wrote last year about why it’s time to think of ESG, not as environmental, social and governance but as existential, seismic and global. Yesterday (29th November 2022) I spoke at a conference – Sustainable Finance Live – and again called on people to think of ESG as existential, seismic and global. Not only is the …

Electronic Trade Documents Bill

One of the most important bills you’ve never heard of Today (12th October 2022), in the House of Lords, the Government introduced an incredibly important piece of legislation. The Electronic Trade Documents Bill will allow the digitization of trade documents. A small sounding Bill, it is nonetheless one that will have a colossal impact. This …

Delivering a UK Science and Technology Strategy – Report Published

Today (4th August 2022) our report on delivering a UK science and technology strategy, “Science and technology superpower”: more than a slogan?, is published by the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee on which I am honoured to serve. There is a tremendous economic opportunity for the UK if we invest, streamline, and focus on delivering …

AI Policy Debated in House of Lords

I was delighted to take part in a debate in the House of Lords highlighting the work of our Select Committee on AI. Our original report, AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?, was published in 2018 and made a large number of recommendations to the government. A follow up report was published in …

Technology for Essential Services

Yesterday, I was delighted to take part in a short debate on the risks and opportunities involved in the deployment of large scale technology for our essential services. “Would my noble friend the Minister agree that there are huge advantages for citizen and state, local and national government, to be gained through the considered, ethical …