The UK Government published its AI White Paper on 29 March 2023, setting out its proposals for regulating the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the United Kingdom. The White Paper is a continuation of the AI Regulation Policy Paper which introduced the UK Government’s vision for the future “pro-innovation” and “context-specific” AI regulatory regime in the United Kingdom.

The White Paper proposes a different approach to AI regulation compared to the EU’s AI Act. Instead of introducing a new far-reaching legislation to regulate AI in the United Kingdom, the UK Government is focusing on setting expectations for the development and use of AI alongside empowering existing regulators like the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to issue guidance and regulate the use of AI within their remit.

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