UK House of Commons Releases AI Guidelines — How Konfer Can Help Your Business Prepare


The UK House of Commons has released a report that outlines its approach to AI regulation and governance, while also listing its key concerns with AI. In comparison to the EU AI Act, which emphasizes AI regulation organized by risk levels, the UK Government will approach AI regulation with a principles-based approach. This is more similar to President Biden’s Executive Order in both structure as well as enforcement.

The UK’s AI Safety Institute has been helpful in developing ideas for AI regulation and oversight but has lacked the agency to test and monitor systems created by AI developers. The UK is a major nucleus for AI research and development, and the government intends for these new guidelines to improve that level of oversight and create safe, ethical AI operating procedures for all providers and users.

The UK has summarized twelve challenges that it intends to monitor as part of its AI oversight and regulatory approach. Quoted from the UK Parliament:

  1. The Bias Challenge. Developers and deployers of AI models and tools must not merely acknowledge the presence of inherent bias in datasets, they must take steps to mitigate its effects.
  2. The Privacy Challenge. Privacy and data protection frameworks must account for the increasing capability and prevalence of AI models and tools, and ensure the right balance is struck
  3. The Misrepresentation Challenge. Those who use AI to misrepresent others, or allow such misrepresentation to take place unchallenged, must be held accountable.
  4. The Access to Data Challenge. Access to data, and the responsible management of it, are prerequisites for a healthy, competitive and innovative AI industry and research ecosystem.
  5. The Access to Compute Challenge. Democratising and widening access to compute is a prerequisite for a healthy, competitive and innovative AI industry and research ecosystem.
  6. The Black Box Challenge. We should accept that the workings of some AI models are and will remain unexplainable and focus instead on interrogating and verifying their outputs.
  7. The Open-Source Challenge. The question should not be ‘open’ or ‘closed’, but rather whether there is a sufficiently diverse and competitive market to support the growing demand for AI models and tools.
  8. The Intellectual Property and Copyright Challenge. The Government should broker a fair, sustainable solution based around a licensing framework governing the use of copyrighted material to train AI models.
  9. The Liability Challenge. Determining liability for AI-related harms is not just a matter for the courts—Government and regulators can play a role too.
  10. The Employment Challenge. Education is the primary tool for policymakers to respond to the growing prevalence of AI, and to ensure workers can ask the right questions of the technology.
  11. The International Coordination Challenge. A global governance regime for AI may not be realistic nor desirable, even if there are economic and security benefits to be won from international co-operation.
  12. The Existential Challenge. Existential AI risk may not be an immediate concern but it should not be ignored, even if policy and regulatory activity should primarily focus on the here and now.
© UK Parliament

How Can Konfer Help Your Enterprise Adjust to Changing Regulations in the UK?

With dynamic, changing regulations, Konfer Confidence is a one-stop solution for autonomous, forward-facing, and operationalized AI governance. Konfer Confidence can ingest new regulations and build a set of controls that fall under either AI-generated or customized factors/categories for your business. Konfer Confidence can also ingest all of your data sources, models, and internal documents to run against the controls, report compliance scores, and generate gap analysis for your organization to monitor.

As new government regulations are released, Konfer Confidence can analyze the gap, absorb the changes, and update its controls. On the other end, as your engineers build new models and processes, Konfer Confidence will analyze and identify any new issues or risks caused by the updates.

Your team’s main win here is time saved. This process typically takes compliance specialists or consultants 2–3 weeks at a minimum to complete, and it has to be repeated every time a new regulation or amendment is released. Instead of complying with the cited challenges from the UK guidelines through an arduous and repetitive manual process, Konfer Confidence allows your team to boost productivity by ingesting and reporting on compliance autonomously, within a 24–48 hour timespan.

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