A webinar was hosted jointly by the ReEnTrust project and APGDA on 2 December, 2020, to discuss algorithms and trust.

The event was chaired by APGDA Chair, Daniel Zeicher MP, and included contributions from a number of senior researchers from the ReEnTrust/HCC following the publication of their recent policy paper.

The one-hour event was well-attended by MPs and academics. The impact of trust on the development of future regulatory framework was particularly discussed after the presentation by the HCC researchers. The public attitudes towards the government use of data was considerably less pronounced than perceptions pertaining to private sector data. In particular, participants mentioned the importance of the NHS in terms of conveying trust to the general public around AI and medical data, in addition to the challenges associated with this if this group of professionals also don’t understand the principles themselves.

HCC researchers, Dr Jun Zhao and Dr Philip Inglesant, will follow the briefing event with a fuller policy report launch early next year, and further virtual roundtable events jointly with the APGDA. Please look out this space!