“Making the best of AI is one of the most important challenges of our century, a challenge we all face together."

- Huw Price, Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy, Cambridge University & Academic Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence



Future Advocacy's current think tank project is focused on making sure we are best positioned to capitalise on the opportunities and mitigate the risks presented by artificial intelligence.

You can read some of our publications and reports below. We have ongoing projects on the Future World of Work, AI and health, and the impact of AI in low- and middle-income countries. Email us, follow our Twitter account, or come to one of our events to find out more.

Report: Ethical, social, and political challenges of artificial intelligence in healthcare

How will artificial intelligence impact health and medical research? We identify ten ethical, social, and political challenges that urgently need to be addressed so that we can maximise the opportunities and minimise the risks of these technologies.

Read the full report here.


Blog: I, doctor robot

How will artificial intelligence fit into a modern health and care system? Matthew Fenech reflects on his time in the NHS & looks to the future of healthcare.


EVIDENCE: House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial intelligence inquiry  

On 14th November 2017, Olly Buston gave evidence on how AI could impact the way we work. He was joined by Professor Dame Henrietta Moore, Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity, and Professor Richard Susskind OBE, IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. View the discussion here.

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Our latest research sheds new light on the unequal impacts that artificial intelligence and automation may have across the United Kingdom. 

Read the full report here

More information, including raw data and our full analysis, can be found on our Publications page.


EVIDENCE: All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence  

On 16th October 2017, Olly Buston gave insights on the constituencies most at risk of automation at the APPG AI's evidence meeting.

See a presentation of the evidence giving meeting here.


Submission: House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial intelligence inquiry 

In July 2017, the newly-established House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence launched a new inquiry to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence. Future Advocacy submitted evidence in which we made seven recommendations to the UK Government.

To see our full submission, click here.

Report: ARTificial intelligence - The Road Ahead in Low and Middle-Income Countries

We collaborated with the Web Foundation on this report, part of their White paper series entitled 'Opportunities and risks in emerging technologies', and made ten recommendations to ensure that all countries and all people enjoy the benefits of AI. 

To read the full report, click here.

Blog: Democracy in the age of artificial intelligence

Catherine Elliston asks, "Will artificial intelligence squash democracy, or make elections fairer?" Featured on HuffPost Blogs, this timely blog outlines how these technologies already play a major part in electoral processes worldwide.


Submission: 'Algorithms in decision-making' inquiry 

In February 2017, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee launched a new inquiry into the use of algorithms in public and business decision making. Future Advocacy submitted evidence highlighting that algorithmic transparency is not only ethically desirable, but also commercially advantageous. 

To see our full submission, click here.



In January 2017 the Government released its Green Paper 'Building our Industrial Strategy' and invited submissions. Future Advocacy made a number of recommendations, including that the UK government should pursue an early Sector Deal for AI, on a par with other early Sector Deals announced in the Green Paper.

To read the full submission, click here.

Supplement: Driverless Cars

How might driverless cars affect London? Our special London supplement to the Future Advocacy report "An Intelligent Future?" is available here


Report: AN INtelligent future?

Our report, released in October 2016, makes 12 policy recommendations which aim to ensure that the United Kingdom is best placed to maximise the opportunities and minimise the risks of artificial intelligence and related technologies.

To read the full report and associated documents, click here.