What do you think is important for the National AI Strategy?- Issue 206- CogX Data Science, AI and Machine Learning Briefing

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Earlier this year the Council published its AI Roadmap providing strategic advice to the Government on the future direction of AI policy in the UK. Since then, the Government has committed to publish a National AI Strategy.

Now, the AI Council, supported by The Alan Turing Institute, is seeking the views of the AI ecosystem (those researching, developing, working with, or using AI technologies). The feedback from the survey below will be used to reflect the ambitions of the wider AI ecosystem to policy makers developing the National AI Strategy.

What do you think is important for the National AI Strategy?




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The AI Council, supported by The Alan Turing Institute, is seeking the views of the AI ecosystem (those researching, developing, working with, or using AI technologies) to tell them what you think is important for the National AI Strategy. Please take this short online survey before Sunday 20 June, 23:59 BST

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AI will be central to emerging technologies such as quantum computing, biotechnology, and the military’s use of cyberspace, the UK military’s cyber chief said. In an interview in Estonia, Head of Britain’s Strategic Command General Sir Patrick Sanders told The Telegraph that cracking AI allows the country to “master the mechanism to exploit and enhance technology” at the pace it needs.

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A camera system that uses AI and facial recognition intended to reveal states of emotion has been tested on Uyghurs in Xinjiang, the BBC has been told. A software engineer claimed to have installed such systems in police stations in the province. A human rights advocate who was shown the evidence described it as shocking.

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AI company, Faculty has announced a £30m investment in growth funding led by Apax Digital Fund, which could create over 400 new jobs and deliver “AI as a Service’ globally. This will accelerate international expansion in response to growing customer demand: Faculty won 52 new customers in the last financial year including Redbull, Virgin Media and Moonpig.

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According to a new report, nearly two-thirds of C-suite AI leaders can’t explain how specific AI decisions or predictions are made. The new survey on AI ethics by FICO, says there is room for improvement. FICO hired Corinium to query 100 AI leaders for its new study, called “The State of Responsible AI: 2021,” which the credit report company released yesterday.

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