Consultation on the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

The creation of a new Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (‘the Centre’) is a welcome recognition of the increasing importance of data and artificial intelligence (AI) throughout all aspects of society. Given the burgeoning interest in AI, the Centre has the potential to offer a key leadership role.

Consultation response

In this consultation response PHG Foundation:

  • Welcomes the development of the new Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. It potentially offers a key leadership role in optimising the ethical development of AI beneficial to society
  • Encourages the Centre to give due weight to non-novel ‘standard’ challenges associated with the use of data and AI  (such as the minimisation of bias, and understanding wider societal impacts such as implications for workforce planning)
  • Highlights the importance of ensuring that the Centre has adequate resources to see it realise its full potential

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