UK gov is among the 'most prepared' for AI revolution


The UK has retained its place among the most prepared governments to harness the opportunities presented by artificial intelligence. An index published today, compiled by Oxford Insights in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Canada, places the UK as Europe's leading nation and just second on the world stage. "I'm delighted the UK government has been recognised as one of the best in the world in readiness for Artificial Intelligence. AI is already having a positive impact across society – from detecting fraud and diagnosing medical conditions, to helping us discover new music – and we're working hard to make the most of its vast opportunities while managing and mitigating the potential risks. With our newly appointed AI Council, we will boost the growth and use of AI in the UK, by using the knowledge of experts from a range of sectors and encourage dialogue between industry, academia and the public sector, to realise the full potential of data-driven technologies to the economy."