The UK Government has published a White Paper setting out how it proposes to regulate Artificial Intelligence (AI) (read our article here).
Organisations looking to develop, deploy, procure and sell AI systems need to consider how to navigate the existing and future regulations. Doing so is not straightforward; multiple regulators, regulatory regimes and legal issues arise.
We have published a one-page flowchart to help navigate the UK’s White Paper. It identifies the key decisions to be considered and references the relevant sections of the White Paper. This complements our one-page flowchart to help navigate the EU AI Act. Of course, users should consult the latest regulator guidance and seek legal advice on how the regulations apply to their specific circumstances. But we hope the flowcharts are a useful starting-point for structuring how they approach complying with AI regulation and identifying areas for further discussion.
Organisations may find that they have to navigate the multiple regulatory regimes. jurisdictions. How they comply with each of those regulations (and other relevant laws) may look very different. For example, you can see the different approaches being taken by looking at: a) our one-page visual on anticipated AI regulations in the UK, EU and US, see our horizon scanning (click here); and b) our glossary of existing and anticipated AI definitions in UK and EU regulation, legislation and policy click here.
Engaging with anticipated regulation early is therefore essential; organisations may have to change their business model, product offering, technical processes and, in any event, approach to governance and compliance.
"I believe that a common-sense, outcomes-oriented approach is the best way to get right to the heart of delivering on the priorities of people across the UK. Better public services, high quality jobs and opportunities to learn the skills that will power our future – these are the priorities that will drive our goal to become a science and technology superpower by 2030."
The Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP, Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology