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CascadiaPrime Cognition - UK AI Policy Rollout

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The Oxford Insights Government AI Readiness ranking - captures the current capacity of OECD governments to absorb - and exploit - the innovative potential of AI - The UK ranks #1

  The Oxford Insights Government AI Readiness ranking

Introduction and Overview

  Special Address by Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at Davos on Artificial Intelligence (January 25, 2018)
  HM Government – Written evidence to wider call for evidence from the House of Lords Committee on AI
  Testimony by the Right Honourable Matt Hancock, UK Minister of State, Dept for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport before the House of Lords Artificial Intelligence Committee on The UK institutional rollout of AI (December 12, 2017 )
  House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence Twitter: @LordsAICom
  House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence - Report: the UK: ready, willing and able? (April 16, 2018)
  Oral and Written testimony to the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence
  Growing the artificial intelligence industry in the UK - This independent review, carried out by Professor Dame Wendy Hall and Jérôme Pesenti reports on how the Artificial Intelligence industry can be grown in the UK. (October 15, 2017 )
  Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
  UK Commons Select Committee Report: Government thinking on AI and robotics needs reboot (October 12, 2016)
  Report: The Impact of AI in UK constituencies where will automation hit hardest (October 17, 2017)
  UK Cabinet Office
  UK Parliament
  All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence (APPG AI)
  UK Government

Government recognized UK institutions taking leadership roles in the UK AI Policy Rollout

  UK Information Commissioner's Office
  The Allen Turing Institute
  The Nuffield Foundation
  Royal Society
  RSA and DeepMind Report: The Forum for Ethical AI Democratising decisions about technology: A toolkit
  Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation
  UK Office for AI - in the Cabinet Office
  UK Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Other Key UK Institutions

  The British Academy - Championing the humanities & social sciences and their role in our national life
  The Royal Statistical Society - Data in the public interest
  The Omidyar Network - Omidyar Network invests in entrepreneurs who share our commitment to advancing social good at the pace and scale the world needs today
  Tech UK - Tech UK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow
  The Wellcome Trust - a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. We support scientists and researchers, take on big problems
  Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council - The EPSRCis a non-departmental public body principally funded through the Science Budget by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
  University of Cambridge, Centre of the study of Existential Risk
  Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Dept for BEIS @beisgovuk
  Centre for Digital Built Britain Centre for Digital Built Britain @CambridgeCDBB
  Ada Lovelace InstituteTwitter: Ada Lovelace Institute @AdaLovelaceInst

UK AI - Selected Written evidence to House of Lords Select Committee inquiry on the implications of Artificial Intelligence

  Written evidence from the Royal Statistical Society to House of Lords Select Committee inquiry on the implications of Artificial Intelligence
  House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence - publications
  House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence - Timeline and Testimony

UK AI Policy News

  Innovate UK seeks director for AI and Data Economy (February 20, 2018)
  The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is looking to recruit a Team Leader for the newly established Office for Artificial Intelligence (February 2018)
  Cabinet Office: The UK government is looking to appoint a Chair to lead the interim Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. (January 25, 2018)
  Department for Transport & Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Research into the impacts of emerging vehicle technologies on traffic flow and road capacity. (January 6, 2018)
  Managing automation: Employment, inequality and ethics in the digital age (December 28, 2017)
  Chasing trains: The UK talks a good AI game but is it losing pace? Artificial Intelligence “We should be careful about the self-congratulatory attitude” (December 13, 2017)
  The Alan Turing Institute response to National Infrastructure Commission report: Data for the public good (December 13, 2017)
  Oxford Insights': Government AI Readiness Index (December 13, 2017)
  Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham’s speech at the TechUK Data Ethics Summit (December 13, 2017)
  Tim Gardam's speech to Tech UK Digital Ethics Summit (December 13, 2017)
  Daily Mail: We're ready for the robots: Britain is the best prepared country in the WORLD for the looming AI revolution, way ahead of Germany and France (December 12, 2017)
  UK slips to “European average” in terms of digitising its services, EU study shows (November 28, 2017)
  Oxford Insights: Beyond driverless cars: our take on the UK's Autumn Budget 2017 by Hannah Miller and Richard Stirling (November 23, 2017)
  The Alan Turing Institute response to the 2017 budget (November 22, 2017)
  Nuffield Foundation Response to the 2017 budget announcement on Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (November 22, 2017)
  National Infrastructure Commission - plans for an £84million investment in the latest Artificial Intelligence and smart energy technology. (November 8, 2017)
  Funding for £84 million for artificial intelligence and robotics research and smart energy innovation announced (November 8, 2017)
  The Royal Society:Data management and use: governance in the 21st century Priorities for data governance: discussions at a British Academy and Royal Society Workshop (October 16, 2017)
  Wired UK: The review of artificial intelligence argues a new AI council should be created but it wouldn't be in charge of regulating systems (October 14, 2017)
  The UK and Canadian Governments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) relating to each nation’s ambitions for Digital Government. (October 6, 2017)
  A Strategy for Human-Like Computing (June 2017)
  Minister for Science and Universities Jo Johnson officially launched The Alan Turing Institute (November 11, 2015)
  Telegraph: Why the UK should top the world in tech (August 14, 2015)
  BBC Search - artificial intelligence
  Guardian Search - artificial intelligence ai

UK AI Policy - Other related sources of policy insight

  Royal Statistical Society letters, submissions and reports providing statistical advice to policy makers.
  Independent report: Made Smarter Review - An industry-led review exploring how UK manufacturing can maximise benefits from increasing adoption of digital technology (November 1, 2017)
  The UK's Industrial Strategy (November 27, 2017)
  The four grand challenges of Industrical Strategy and the five foundations of Productivity (November 27, 2017)
  Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce: The Age of Automation Artificial intelligence, robotics and the future of low-skilled work (September 2017)
  Independent report: Growing the artificial intelligence industry in the UK (October 15 2017)
  UK Report: Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Mark Walport and Mark Sedwill, Permanent Secretary, Home Office: Artificial intelligence: opportunities and implications for the future of decision making (November 2016)
  UK Report: Robotics, automation and artificial intelligence (RAAI) (October 21, 2016)
  NESTA Twitter: Nesta @nesta_uk

UK AI Policy - Policy Leaders

  Lord Tim Clement-Jones, Chair of UK AI Select Committee