The UK Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology
The Department of Science, Innovation and Technology published on 29 March 2023 policy whitepaper ‘A pro-innovation approach to AI regulation’ detailing its plans for implementing UK's approach to AI regulation. The UK government is aiming to introduce a forward-looking approach to AI regulation, emphasising innovation while upholding responsible practices through a new regulatory framework. The planned initiative aims to stimulate economic growth and prosperity in the UK by facilitating responsible innovation and mitigating regulatory uncertainties. Furthermore, it aims to enhance public confidence in AI by addressing associated risks and safeguarding fundamental human values. Simultaneously, with the help of the framework, the UK aims to solidify its global leadership by employing AI technology to tackle worldwide challenges, all while developing new regulatory approaches to steer responsible innovation. The planned strategy is planned to be based on agility and adaptability, recognising the swift pace of AI technology advancement. The planned framework aims to prioritise the development of an evidence-based approach to learning from practical experience and adapting continuously to establish an optimal regulatory environment. The framework is built upon five fundamental principles: safety, transparency, fairness, accountability, and contestability.