A revolution in AI technology is occurring. AI will define this century. This presents a huge opportunity for the UK and if we act now, we can lead from the front. That is why we identified AI and data as one of the UK’s four Grand Challenges in the Industrial Strategy and why we are mobilising all of government to seize this opportunity to make the UK a global leader in this technology that will change all of our lives.
The government and UK business must take action to keep the UK at the frontier of AI advancement. The UK is an AI academic powerhouse, publishing nearly 25,000 research papers on the topic in the past ten years. This puts the UK fourth in the world when it comes to AI research. Our experts give their take on the opportunities we can grasp as a nation, and the hurdles we need to clear to keep Britain in contention.