techUK Welcomes Independent Review on How to Make the UK AI-Ready
techUK’s Head of AI Sue Daley comments on the new independent review, Growing the Artificial Intelligence Industry in the UK, released yesterday.
“Artificial Intelligence (AI) can fundamentally increase productivity, improve the delivery of public services and change consumers’ everyday experiences. The independent review commissioned by Government, Growing the Artificial Intelligence Industry in the UK, is an important step in identifying where the UK must strengthen its technical, academic and research leadership to make it the best nation in the world for AI companies to thrive.
“If the UK is to realise the full economic and social benefits of AI, the Government must foster greater demand for and adoption within both the public and private sectors, and across industries. techUK stands ready to support the Government in this aim.
“We must not forget that this wave of new technology brings both excitement and concerns. AI raises profound social, legal and ethical questions, going beyond merely the use and protection of personal data. There are complex questions to be answered, such as what it means to be human in an AI-driven world; how to ensure AI systems are safe and acting in the interest of humans; and whether decisions made by AI are challengeable and understandable by humans. The goal for policy-makers and industry alike must be to ensure citizens are also brought along with the Government and industry on the UK’s AI journey, and feel the profound benefits this innovation can afford.”
Latest News from
Data Strategy for Defence – techUK Summary27/10/2021 16:25:00
Published in late September, the Data Strategy for Defence outlines the Ministry of Defence’s vision for data, and sets the data outcomes to be achieved by 2025.
techUK welcome Government announcement on funding boost for adult social care workforce26/10/2021 16:25:00
On October 21 the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced £162.5 million to help improve workforce retention and recruitment in adult social care services.
A new model of innovation to realise the UKs science superpower potential26/10/2021 12:43:00
Dr. Keith Dear, Fujitsu describes the UK's path towards quantum commercialisation as part of techUK's Quantum Commercialisation Week.
Why the UK must rise to the million-qubit challenge26/10/2021 11:15:00
Dr. Sebastian Weidt, CEO and Co-founder of Universal Quantum, explains why innovation and investment in scalable quantum hardware is key for the UK. Part of techUK's Quantum Commercialisation Week.
Cabinet Office updates how payment approaches can be taken into account in major Government contracts25/10/2021 16:25:00
Government has published a new Public Policy Note to update and replace PPN 07/20, which will come into effect from 1st April 2022.
Tech must be at the centre of PM’s vision for a high wage economy25/10/2021 11:25:00
techUK CEO says the Budget and Spending Review must prioritise tech-led growth to realise the Government’s vision for a high wage economy post-Brexit.
Four pillars for removing barriers to tech-led growth: techUK’s submission to the Autumn Budget and CSR 202122/10/2021 16:25:00
techUK's submission to the Autumn Budget and CSR 2021outlines four pillars to remove the barriers to tech-led growth to underpin a strong economic recovery.
UK and New Zealand reach agreement in principle on new FTA with a solid digital trade chapter22/10/2021 11:25:00
Recently (20 October 2021), UK and New Zealand reached agreement in principle on a new Free Trade Agreement.