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Ethics 'must be at centre' of AI technology

Ethics 'must be at centre' of AI technology

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The UK's first public inquiry into the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) has said the law governing its effects "is not currently clear".The House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence has asked the Law Commission to investigate whether UK law is "sufficient" when systems malfunction or cause harm to users.The recommendation comes as part of a report by the 13-member committee on the "economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence".The report proposes a national and international "AI code" based on five principles to ensure the country becomes "a world leader" in the industry's application of machine learning. The principles are focused on fairness, education and avoidance of wrongdoing.Committee chairman Lord Clement-Jones...