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Enabling the responsible use of AI in defence

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The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has today published the UK’s Defence AI Strategy, outlining how the UK will prioritise research, development and experimentation to revolutionise the UK’s Armed Forces capabilities. Additionally, the MoD has published a policy on the ‘Ambitious, …

Piloting the UK algorithmic transparency standard

Today, the Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO)  and Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) have published the first reports from our transparency standard pilots. The public sector algorithmic transparency standard is one of the world’s first initiatives of …

Helping recruiters to innovate responsibly with data-driven tools

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The use of data-driven tools is rising across the recruitment sector. The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the need for effective and efficient digital tools in hiring as recruiters search for the highest calibre candidates in an increasingly virtual world. Companies …

Types of assurance in AI and the role of standards

This is the third in a series of three blogs on AI assurance, which explore the key concepts and practical challenges for developing an AI assurance ecosystem. The first blog focused on current confusion around AI assurance tools and the …

The need for effective AI assurance

Data-driven technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), have the potential to bring about significant benefits for our economy and society. However, they also introduce risks that need to be managed.  As these technologies are more widely adopted, there is an …

Public Sector Equality Duty and bias in algorithms

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In our recently published review into bias in algorithmic decision-making, we explored the regulatory context in which algorithmic decisions take place, which includes equality law, human rights law, discrimination law and sector specific regulations.  The main piece of legislation that …

COVID-19 repository: Local government edition

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The primary purpose of the majority of use-cases has been to support the local response and mitigate the effects of lockdown. However, we are starting to see examples of use-cases designed to build future resilience and aid the recovery; these have been particularly prominent in the transport sector. For example, the Commonplace Mapping Tool which allows users to highlight pinch points across Glasgow City Centre, where measures such as pavement widening and new cycle lanes could be introduced to help people maintain physical distancing.