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The UK AI Summit: Time to Elevate Democratic Values

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    Dear colleagues,
    I came across these articles in the BBC, The Guardian, DigitalHealth
    BBC article on “Sale of NHS data up to government, says tech boss”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-67254010 
    The Guardian article on “Everything you need to know about NHS England’s biggest ever IT contract
    What is the contract for? Which firms are in the running? And why are there privacy concerns about the deal?”
    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/oct/12/everything-you-need-to-k… 
    DigitalHealth article on “Palantir CEO acknowledges FDP could aid NHS data being sold in future” 
    https://www.digitalhealth.net/2023/10/palantir-ceo-acknowledges-fdp-coul… 
    Reading these articles, I have some queries.
    What steps is the UK Government taking to protect privacy of UK citizen’s data?  What is UKRI’s policy on this?
    Are the current UK Government’s AI policies favouring “AI of the Billionaires, by the Billionaires, for the Billionaires!” to rule humanity?
    https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/igad-community-practice/post/are-curre…“ai-billionaires-billionaires
    The UK government’s credibility on AI regulation is dependent on the UK government’s ability to deliver a world-leading regulatory framework and laws in the UK. The EU is well ahead in global AI leadership with its E.U.’s AI Act. 
    What are the views of all UK Political parties on AI legislation? Came across this article in today’s Independent
    “Labour vows to force firms developing powerful AI to meet requirements”
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-rishi-sunak-prime-
    EU is working on the EU AI Act to protect EU citizens. USA has Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence. 
    What laws and regulations is the UK government developing for the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence?
    Are there any laws being developed in the UK similar to EU AI Act to protect UK citizens?
    Governments need to regulate the Big Tech to protect democracy, protect human rights and prevent corruption.
    Best wishes
    Suchith
    From: Suchith Anand
    Sent: 30 October 2023 21:34Subject: Re: The UK AI Summit: Time to Elevate Democratic Values 
    Dear colleagues
    The United Nations Secretary General Launches High-Level Advisory Board on AI. I would like to congratulate all colleagues for their appointment to the United Nations High-level Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence.The Advisory Body’s efforts will be inclusive and based on the universal values enshrined in the United Nations Charter. 
    Details athttps://www.un.org/en/ai-advisory-body
    The following articles might be of interest.
    President Biden Issues Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence
    Details athttps://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/10/30/… 
    Ahead of the AI Safety Summit 2023, the International Science Council releases a discussion paper on a framework for evaluating AI and rapidly developing digital technologies. Scientific researchers and practitioners in AI are invited to respond to the ISC’s discussion paper and proposed framework on AI.
    Details at https://council.science/current/blog/ahead-of-the-ai-safety-summit-2023-…
    Best wishes
    Suchith
    From: Suchith Anand
    Sent: 29 September 2023 15:47Subject: The UK AI Summit: Time to Elevate Democratic Values 
    Dear colleagues,
    These articles might be of interest.
    “British government quietly sacks entire board of independent AI advisers”
    Details athttps://therecord.media/uk-disbands-ai-advisory-board-cdei-rishi-sunak
    The British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT Article on “PM should make ethics a priority at AI Safety Summit, say tech professionals”
    https://www.bcs.org/articles-opinion-and-research/pm-should-make-ethics-
    “The UK AI Summit: Time to Elevate Democratic Values”by Merve Hickok and Marc Rotenberg (The Center for AI and Digital Policy, USA)  published  for the Council on Foreign Relations 
    “Ahead of the Global Summit on Artificial Intelligence Safety from November 1 to 2, the United Kingdom needs to bring its AI policy back in line with the values of freedom, democracy, and rule of law.”
    Details athttps://www.cfr.org/blog/uk-ai-summit-time-elevate-democratic-values
    Best wishes
    Suchith
    Dr Suchith Anand
    Senior Adviser to Governments and International Organisations | Scientist | AI Ethics | AI Governance | Policy | Consultant in Data and AI Ethics | Global Citizen | SDG Volunteer and Advocate
    https://council.science/profile/suchith-anand/
    https://www.rd-alliance.org/users/suchith-anand
    https://ethicaldatainitiative.org

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