22 September 2021
Susannah Odell, CBI Head of Digital Policy, said:
“This AI strategy is a crucial step in keeping the UK a leader in emerging technologies and driving business investment across the economy. From trade to climate, AI brings unprecedented opportunities for increased growth and productivity. It's also positive to see the government joining up the innovation landscape to make it more than the sum of its parts. The upcoming Spending Review is a perfect chance to match rhetoric with action and deliver on the £22 billion R&D commitment.
“With AI increasingly being incorporated into our workplaces and daily lives, it’s essential to build public trust in the technology. Proportionate and joined-up regulation will be a core element to this and firms look forward to engaging with the government’s continued work in this area. Businesses hope to see the AI strategy provide the long-term direction and fuel to reach the government’s AI ambitions.”