Debating Responsible AI: The UK Expert View

New research from Ipsos delves into the pressing issue of responsible artificial intelligence (AI) with insights from 10 distinguished UK experts.

Debating Responsible AI: The UK Expert View
The author(s)
  • Daniel Cameron Public Affairs
  • Reema Patel Public Affairs
  • Rachel Phillips Corporate Reputation
  • Chantal d'Offay Corporate Reputation
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Debating Responsible AI: The UK Expert ViewOur recently released report, 'Debating Responsible AI: The UK Expert View', echoes key insights from the UK AI Summit, making it an even more impactful and timely resource. With insights from ten distinguished UK experts, including eminent academics and leading regulators.

In an era where AI is rapidly evolving and permeating every facet of our lives, it holds immense potential for individuals, organisations, and societies. However, it also presents complex challenges and risks that underscore the need for responsible AI development and usage.

This report examines the current debates surrounding the definition of responsible AI, explores the myriad of benefits and significant drawbacks and highlights the role of regulation in enabling responsible practices. By sparking a thoughtful discussion and providing practical insights, we aim to promote a better understanding of responsible AI and its application in real-world scenarios and discover how it can shape the future.

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We also publish findings from a survey of the UK public, highlighting knowledge and use of AI, the perceived risks and benefits, and public views on regulation: 

  • Despite the recent focus on AI, most people say they know only a little about it, and few are regularly using generative AI at work or in their personal lives
  • Overall, the public are more likely to think AI is a risk than an opportunity – and one in five think AI is likely to lead to the extinction of the human race
  • There is openness to using AI in some contexts, but people are less comfortable with AI replacing humans for advice or key decisions
  • Healthcare jobs are expected to benefit most from AI, while customer service and creative jobs are felt to be most at risk
  • Most people think too little is being done to regulate AI by governments and tech companies

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The author(s)
  • Daniel Cameron Public Affairs
  • Reema Patel Public Affairs
  • Rachel Phillips Corporate Reputation
  • Chantal d'Offay Corporate Reputation

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