AI Bill – Regulatory Capability

I have drafted and introduced to Parliament a law to regulate AI – the Artificial Intelligence (Regulation) Bill. The Government’s current approach, light touch regulation in an effort not to dampen innovation, is well intentioned but wrong. Right sized regulation will support, not stifle, innovation and is essential for embedding the ethical principles and practical …

AI Bill – IP and Copyright: Clause 5

When we had the second reading debate of my private members bill, the Artificial Intelligence (Regulation) Bill on Friday 22nd March, I spoke about why we need this new law. I also went through the bill, clause by clause, explaining the point and the purpose of each. Clause 5 deals specifically with provisions relating to …

AI Bill – Second Reading Debate

On Friday 22 March 2024 my private members bill – the Artificial Intelligence (Regulation) Bill – had second reading in the House of Lords. This is an important opportunity for me to make the case for why we need a new law and hear from colleagues, including the Minister, about what they think of the …

AI Bill – Ethical AI

My proposed legislation – the AI (Regulation) Bill – has been designed to create the right environment for the UK’s future AI economy by focusing on ethical AI. Right sized regulation is essential for embedding the ethical principles and practical steps that will ensure AI development flourishes in a way that benefits us all – …

AI Bill – UK Leadership on AI Regulation

The UK has an opportunity to be world leading in AI, with a focus on ethical AI for the common good and benefit of humanity. The government’s current approach, light touch regulation in an effort not to dampen innovation, is well intentioned but wrong. Right sized regulation will support, not stifle, innovation and is essential …

Automated Vehicles Bill

The Automated Vehicles Bill [HL] is a government bill announced in the Kings Speech (2023) and introduced in the House of Lords at the beginning of the 2023–24 parliamentary session. During Committee Stage in the House of Lords I tabled several amendments regarding accessibility, interoperability and public engagement. The government says it will “deliver one of the world’s …

Artificial Intelligence (Regulation) Bill (AI Bill) Introduced

It was a privilege to introduce my Private Member’s Bill on artificial intelligence (AI) into the House of Lords this month. In the Bill I have tried to incorporate much of what I believe we need to sort, in short order, when it comes to AI. Every King’s Speech offers members of both Houses of Parliament the …

10 Years in the House of Lords – why technology and inclusion are the golden threads

Exactly 10 years ago today, on 30th October 2013, I was sworn in to the House of Lords as a life peer. As I said in my maiden speech “it’s incredible for someone from my background to have arrived in your Lordships house” and I feel more than a slight sense of disbelief when I …

Bank Closures

On Friday (29 September 2023) Barclays closed three more of it’s branches in Redditch, Bude and Hanover Square London. They are not alone. In recent weeks, HSBC, Lloyds and Halifax have also pulled down the shutters for the last time on branches across the country. Since 2015 nearly 5000 branches have closed and more than …