DCMS data consultation: Policy Connect roundtable

Yesterday we hosted the first in a series of Roundtables contributing to a stakeholder engagement series with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to facilitate conversations surrounding the recent consultation on proposed reforms on the UK's data regime. 

The event was Chaired by our Policy Manager in Data Analytics, Eve Lugg, with attendance from DCMS representatives. 
The purpose of this session was to support the data analytics community and DCMS in gathering views on the recent data reform proposals with a specific focus on responsible innovation.

Yesterday's discussion covered questions and topics such as: 

  • How to provide greater trust in the way AI systems are used
  • The need for transparency on the reasoning behind choosing AI
  • The need for greater clarification of intentions to use AI and how to communicate this to the public and businesses
  • The direction of travel in responsible innovation on a national and international level
  • Why a reform of the data regime rather than providing further guidance?
  • The need to ask what the public wants and expects from 'AI' systems
  • How do we bring in transparency in the design phases?
  • How might the proposals to reduce barriers to responsible innovation impact on people with protected characteristics (i.e. Age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation)?

The next DCMS roundtable will take place November 11, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @Policy_Connect to keep up with our work and find out how you can take part in the next discussion.