The Government will build on the AI Sector Deal to develop and deliver an AI strategy that is both globally ambitious and socially inclusive.
The UK Government has set out Ten Tech Priorities which will form the basis of strategy to make the UK a ‘global centre for the development, commercialisation and adoption of responsible Artificial Intelligence.’ Full details are due to be published during 2021.
The AI strategy will focus on growth of the economy through widespread use of AI technologies, ethical, safe and trustworthy development of responsible AI, and resilience in the face of change through an emphasis on skills, talent and R&D.
The National AI Strategy will align with the Government’s plans to support jobs and economic growth through significant investment in infrastructure, skills and innovation.
The Government’s Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden said ‘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.’ Dowden added that the Government will build on the AI Sector Deal to develop and deliver an AI strategy that is both globally ambitious and socially inclusive.
An AI Roadmap, produced by the AI Council and published in January 2021, sets out 16 recommendations to help the Government develop a National AI Strategy. These include using AI to meet the challenges of net-zero carbon emissions and ensuring public trust. ‘The UK must lead in finding ways to enable public scrutiny of, and input to, automated decision-making and help ensure the public can trust AI,’ the report said. The report reflects the views of the Council and more than 100 additional experts.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the AI Strategy can register their interest.