Roadmap for the Future: The UK’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy | IPT
Chair: Katherine Fletcher MP, Science and Technology Select Committee
Speaker: Matt Lewis, Research Director, NCC Group
Speaker: Professor Ashley Braganza, Deputy Dean and Professor of Business Transformation, Brunel University
Speaker: Professor Rab Scott, Head of Digital, University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
Virtual Event

Date:

Tuesday 18 May 2021

Venue:

This is an online event

Start Time:

08:30

End Time:

09:30

Artificial Intelligence has become an important part of the fabric and future of the UK. With the AI council’s AI Roadmap released earlier this year, the Government is keen to foster innovation in the sector believed to be capable of boosting UK GDP by 10% by 2030. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of collaboration over competition when tackling societal challenges and the research breakthroughs that can be achieved with sustainable funding. The AI Roadmap considers the need for every child who leaves school to have a basic understanding of how AI works, it’s ethical implications and societal opportunities. It will focus on increasing diversity and promoting further education, upskilling and re-training to help level up across regions. UKRI estimates that leading countries could gain an extra 20-25% of economic growth and productivity through AI over the next decade so how can the UK cement its place on the world stage as a leader in AI?

This event will:

  • Discuss how AI can be used to meet the challenges of Net Zero carbon emissions
  • Consider what valuable role AI will play in future healthcare
  • Examine the relationship between universities, business, government and the third sector to reinforce the UK’s reputation as a science superpower
  • Explore the success of STEM outreach in schools so far