Welcome to techUK's AI Week 2021

This week techUK is showcasing pioneering work in the AI sector and techUK’s members thought leadership on this advancing technology. You can read latest news and insights below #AIWeek2021

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During this week we will be bringing you news, videos, case studies, podcasts and insights from across the technology sector focussing on 5 Key Pillars outlined in the new National AI strategy, which will be published later this year, setting a clear vision for the UK to remain at the forefront of the development and use of innovative, responsible and ethical AI.

Monday- Skills and Diversity


Bridging the AI gender gap


Closing the gap on UK AI skills


Tuesday- Data and Infrastructure

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AI and Synthetic Data


Build AI’s house on rock


Wednesday- Research, Development and Innovation

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AI for Energy report outlines opportunities for applying AI in the energy sector


Thursday- National cross-sector adoption


Answering the call: Lancashire’s voice to text analytics project


Friday- Safe/ethical development of responsible AI


Adversarial AI Fooling the Algorithm in the Age of Autonomy


The below podcast is presented by Katherine Holden, techUK’s Head of Data Analytics, AI and Digital ID and explores key priority areas to be addressed in the UK Government’s National AI Strategy, expected later this year.

We have a brilliant line of guests including: David Frank, UK Government Affairs Manager at Microsoft (00:36), Louise Folliot, UKIMESA AI Infrastructure Business Development Lead and Matt Armstrong-Barnes Chief Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) (18:43) and Shanky Viswanathan, Vice President, CTO and Global Head - Industry Advisory Group, Communications, Media and Info Services at TATA Consultancy Services (34:15).


Insights will be announced on the day and linked here. You can keep up to date with latest views on our twitter @techUK and using #AIweek2021.


Katherine Holden

Katherine Holden

Associate Director, Data Analytics, AI and Digital ID, techUK

Katherine joined techUK in May 2018 and currently leads the Data Analytics, AI and Digital ID programme. 

Prior to techUK, Katherine worked as a Policy Advisor at the Government Digital Service (GDS) supporting the digital transformation of UK Government.

Whilst working at the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) Katherine led AMRC’s policy work on patient data, consent and opt-out.    

Katherine has a BSc degree in Biology from the University of Nottingham.

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