The UK National AI Strategy published in September aims to lead the country into becoming a world leader in AI and guide AI investment, innovation, and governance over the next 10 years.
Indeed, the Strategy will be focusing on three AI pillars: long-term investment, benefits for all sectors and regions, and effective governance. It will try to build the most pro-innovation regulatory environment in the world and invest in AI in order to deliver economic and technological transformation. The Strategy hopes to reflect the UK’s ambition to use AI for regional prosperity and across sectors, as well as to play a key part in addressing global challenges such as achieving net-zero, health resilience, and environmental sustainability.
Moreover, the strategy acknowledges the challenges posed by AI, including the fact that no definition of AI is suitable for every scenario. Hence, it defines AI as ‘machines that perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, especially when the machines learn from data how to do these tasks.’
The Strategy will then continue to strengthen the role of the AI Council and ensure it provides expert advice to the government and leadership in the AI ecosystem.