techUK welcomes the publication of the Government’s AI Sector Deal which is a key part of taking the Industrial Strategy forward. The announcement comes during techUK’s AI week which is focussed this year on the issues that need to be addressed, and steps to be taken, to make every sector, every business and everyone in the UK AI ready.
Commenting on the importance of the AI Sector Deal in positioning the UK to realise the full value and benefits of AI, Antony Walker, techUK’s Deputy CEO said:
“The UK has an impressive track-record on AI. But we must keep pace and, as the scale of innovation continues to accelerate, we need to ensure that the UK stays at the forefront in the development and application of these powerful new technologies. The Government’s AI Sector Deal provides a clear blueprint for how the UK can become a world-leader in innovative, responsible and ethical AI. The sector deal focuses on the key issues of maintaining leadership and driving uptake, building the skills pipeline and ethics. Success will depend upon AI companies being deeply engaged in the process.”