Reimagining AI Governance: a Response by AGENCY to the UK Government's White Paper AI Regulation

16 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2023

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Rebecca Owens

Newcastle University

Jehana Copilah-Ali

University of Newcastle - Newcastle University Business School

Maxim Kolomeets

Newcastle University; Durham University

Shrikant Malviya

Durham University

Karolina Markeviciute

Durham University

Shola Olabode

Newcastle University

Tasos Spiliotopoulos

University of Birmingham

Han Wu

University of Birmingham

Viana Nijia Zhang

Newcastle University

Kovila Coopamootoo

King's College London

Abigail Durrant

Independent

Karen Elliott

Newcastle University Business School

Stamos Katsigiannis

Independent

Cristina Neesham

Newcastle University Business School

Lei Shi

Newcastle University; Durham University

Ben Farrand

Independent

Date Written: August 25, 2023

Abstract

In March 29, 2023, the UK Government released a white paper outlining its plans to implement a pro-innovation approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI) regulation and strengthen the UK's position as a global leader in AI.

As part of the white paper, the government has developed five key principles to guide regulators. These principles encompass safety, security and robustness, appropriate transparency and explainability, fairness, accountability and governance, and contestability and redress. To ensure an effective framework, a flexible sector-specific approach is combined with a central function that coordinates, monitors, and adapts the overall framework. This approach aims “to drive growth and prosperity by boosting innovation, investment, and public trust in AI”, allowing for the opportunities posed by AI to be realised.

This response by members of the multi-disciplinary AGENCY team provides comments on the white paper and details our recommendations on how the framework can be improved to ensure that AI is developed in an ethical and socially responsible way that protects citizens against complex online harms.

Keywords: White paper, AI regulation, UK Government, pro-innovation, complex online harms

JEL Classification: K1, K19, K2, K20, K23, O33, O35, 038

Suggested Citation

Owens, Rebecca and Copilah-Ali, Jehana and Kolomeets, Maxim and Malviya, Shrikant and Markeviciute, Karolina and Olabode, Shola and Spiliotopoulos, Tasos and Wu, Han and Nijia Zhang, Viana and Coopamootoo, Kovila and Durrant, Abigail and Elliott, Karen and Katsigiannis, Stamos and Neesham, Cristina and Shi, Lei and Farrand, Ben, Reimagining AI Governance: a Response by AGENCY to the UK Government's White Paper AI Regulation (August 25, 2023). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4551757 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4551757

Rebecca Owens

Newcastle University ( email )

Jehana Copilah-Ali

University of Newcastle - Newcastle University Business School ( email )

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Maxim Kolomeets (Contact Author)

Newcastle University ( email )

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Durham University ( email )

Durham, DH1 3LE
Great Britain

Shrikant Malviya

Durham University ( email )

Karolina Markeviciute

Durham University ( email )

Durham, DH1 3LE
Great Britain

Shola Olabode

Newcastle University ( email )

Tasos Spiliotopoulos

University of Birmingham ( email )

Han Wu

University of Birmingham ( email )

Viana Nijia Zhang

Newcastle University ( email )

Kovila Coopamootoo

King's College London ( email )

United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/kovila-coopamootoo

Abigail Durrant

Independent ( email )

Karen Elliott

Newcastle University Business School ( email )

5 Barrack Road
Devonshire Building
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 7RU
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/business-school/staff/profile.karenelliott

Stamos Katsigiannis

Independent ( email )

Cristina Neesham

Newcastle University Business School ( email )

5 Barrack Road
Devonshire Building
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 7RU
United Kingdom

Lei Shi

Newcastle University ( email )

Durham University ( email )

Durham, DH1 3LE
Great Britain

Ben Farrand

Independent ( email )

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