An independent review by Professor Dame Wendy Hall and Jérôme Pesenti (CEO of BenevelentTech) for the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on ways to encourage growth in the Artificial Intelligence sector.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has appointed Professor Dame Wendy Hall and former IBM Chief Data Scientist Jerome Pesenti to lead a review of the UK Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector. The government has also allocated funding of £17.3m to UK universities for carrying out research into AI and robotics.
The review will look into the ways in which government and industry could collaborate in this area and how the sector could grow.
On her appointment Professor Dame Wendy Hall said:
“Our scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs are at the forefront of the development of artificial intelligence and I’m looking forward to exploring how industry and government can work together to support the technology in the UK.”
Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt in the Guardian on AI (Artificial Intelligence). He discusses the benefits, dangers and ethics of AI. The future and the responsibilities of researchers in the field of AI are also discussed.
Wendy Hall named as a founding member of International Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
The new International Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (iCAIR) will provide advice on robotics and artificial intelligence.
The Council will also draw up a global action plan, create educational materials and run an awards scheme.
It is being set up by the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and will be managed by the Prime Minister’s Office of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Nigel Shadbolt talking to Alex Howard of O’Reilly about Artificial Intelligence, the Open Data Institute and the Midata initiative.
The conference was held in Barcelona and the talk was entitled “Towards a Smarter Web.”
The conference has been running for 22 years and this year took place from the 16th to the 22nd of July. The theme was “Integrated and Embedded Artificial Intelligence” and focussed on Artificial Intelligence which crosses disciplinary boundaries.