Centre For Data, Ethics And Innovation Publishes Two-year Review

Published date21 July 2021
Subject MatterGovernment, Public Sector, Privacy, Technology, Data Protection, Fiscal & Monetary Policy, New Technology
Law FirmWiggin
AuthorMr David Naylor

The CDEI has published a two-year review as the tenure of the first Chair and Board of the CDEI comes to an end. In the report, the CDEI reflects on how the world has changed since it was set up in November 2018, what has been learned from the research and projects it has led (including its major reviews into online targeting and bias in algorithmic decision-making), and how lessons learned shape where the CDEI now needs to focus to continue delivering its mission.

The CDEI highlights three recurring challenges that have emerged from its work, which government, industry and the regulatory ecosystem need to tackle as a priority:

  1. developing and maintaining accountability when deploying data-driven technologies;
  2. addressing the transparency and explain-ability of data-driven systems; and
  3. improving access to high quality data in a way that is trustworthy.

Over the next year, the CDEI will prioritise three themes in its work, to help foster responsible innovation at pace, and address the challenges highlighted above:

  1. data sharing: the CDEI will facilitate responsible data sharing across the economy, including piloting new forms of data stewardship and governance;
  2. public sector innovation: the CDEI will support and facilitate the responsible development, deployment and use of AI and data across the public sector, with a focus on the highest impact use-cases; and
  3. AI assurance: the CDEI will help lay the foundations for the development of a strong AI assurance ecosystem in the UK helping organisations to have confidence to innovate responsibly with AI and data, by fostering an emerging...

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