Ministers are keen to grasp the economic opportunity from developing driverless cars, digital “assistants” like iPhone’s Siri and robots working in hazardous environments such as nuclear facilities.
It is felt that the UK already has a “competitive advantage” in the field by more is needed to ensure the country is the world leader in AI in the coming decades.
Karen Bradley, the Culture Secretary, said: “Britain has a proud history of digital innovation – from the earliest days of computing to Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s development of the World Wide Web.
“We are already pioneers in today’s Artificial Intelligence revolution and the digital strategy will build on our strengths to make sure UK-based scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs continue to be at the forefront.
“Technologies like AI have the potential to transform how we live, work, travel and learn … It’s great that Government and industry will be working together to drive growth in the sector, to realise all the economic and social benefits for the UK.”
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