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GCHQ to Use AI to Tackle Child Sex Abuse, Disinformation, Trafficking

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A paper published by GCHQ details how its analysts could use artificial intelligence to protect the U.K. from a broad array of cyber threats.

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Today we've revealed how our analysts could use AI responsibly to protect the UK from threats – from state-backed disinformation campaigns to cyber attacks.

Published today, the paper called Ethics of AI: Pioneering a New National Security explains why the technology - enabling problem-solving at scale and speed - will be at the heart of our mission to keep the country safe in an increasingly complex world. 

It comes as the Government prepares to publish its Integrated Review into security, defence, development and foreign policy.  

The paper also details how we will ensure we use AI fairly and transparently, applying existing tests of necessity and proportionality. This includes establishing an AI ethical code of practice to recruiting more diverse talent to help develop and govern our use of AI, protecting privacy and striving for systematic fairness.


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