Boost for UK artificial intelligence sector

Posted at February 26, 2017 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on Boost for UK artificial intelligence sector

New measures to support Britain’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector are set to be announced by the Government, with proposals expected to include:

  • A major AI review to identify the critical elements for the technology to thrive and grow in the UK. It will consider how Government and industry could work together to back this technology, which could inform a sector deal.
  • Government is also expected to confirm a funding boost of £17.3 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to support the development of new Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) technologies in universities across the UK.

Business Secretary, Greg Clark, comments: “Innovation is at the heart of our Industrial Strategy and the launch of the Government’s Digital Strategy underlines our commitment to this vital sector. By supporting British businesses and investing in dynamic fields such as robotics and AI, we will help put the UK at the forefront of global innovation.”

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