Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden revealed that the UK will publish a report on Artificial Intelligence as the government looks to position the UK as global centre for the development, commercialisation and adoption of responsible AI.
Dowden set out the move as he put forward his Ten Tech Priorities to power a golden age of tech in the UK this week. The new AI strategy will focus on:
· Growth of the economy through widespread use of AI technologies
· Ethical, safe and trustworthy development of responsible AI
· Resilience in the face of change through an emphasis on skills, talent and R&D
Oliver Dowden, Digital Secretary said:
‘’Unleashing the power of AI is a top priority in our plan to be the most pro-tech government ever. The UK is already a world leader in this revolutionary technology and the new AI Strategy will help us seize its full potential - from creating new jobs and improving productivity to tackling climate change and delivering better public services.’’
The Government will build on the UK’s strong foundations put in place through the AI Sector Deal to develop and deliver an AI Strategy that is both globally ambitious and socially inclusive.
It will consider recommendations from the AI Council, an independent expert committee that advises the government, which published its AI Roadmap in January, alongside input from industry, academia and civil society.
Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President of techUK said:
The UK is already a global leader in AI but to remain globally competitive we must keep pace. techUK welcomes the new National AI Strategy, which will enable us to leverage joined-up thinking and investment from across industry and government. Setting a clear vision for the UK to remain at the forefront of the development and use of innovative, responsible and ethical AI could not have come at a better time.
To Find out more about the AI Strategy and register your interest.