House of Lords to publish report on AI Large Language Models

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The House of Lords Communications Committee will publish its report on Large Language Models (LLMs) and generative AI on Monday 5 February.

The Committee has been looking at LLMs – a rapidly developing form of AI which includes the likes of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Google’s PaLM and Meta’s Llama – since July last year.

The Committee has heard evidence from a wide range of witnesses, including the Chair of the new AI Safety Institutebig tech firms and AI labsindustry expertspublishers and others concerned about use of copyrighted material to train LLMs, as well as regulators and the government.

The report will address a number of key issues including:

  • making the most of the economic and social opportunities associated with LLMs;
  • measures to ensure the UK is an attractive place for responsible LLM development, innovation and use;
  • addressing credible security threats to public safety (including a review of limited, catastrophic and existential risk);
  • the use of copyrighted material to train LLMs;
  • competition and market dominance; and
  • regulation.