22 February 2022
Further to the announcement of the National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy in September 2021, the UK Government has now launched a pilot initiative, known as the AI Standards Hub, intended to increase UK contribution to the development of global AI technical standards. The new Hub is currently being trialled by The Alan Turing Institute, supported by the British Standards Institution (BSI) and National Physical Laboratory (NPL).
The Hub aims to:
The announcement comes as new research by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and the Office for Artificial Intelligence projects that more than 1.3 million UK businesses will use AI by 2040, and spending on AI by UK businesses is expected to reach more than £200 billion by the same date, up from £63 billion in 2020.
The Government has also already launched a consultation on intellectual property (IP) and AI as part of the National AI strategy. The consultation period has now closed, and we await the publication of a formal response from the Government in due course.
You can read the full UK Government announcement about the AI Standards Hub here.
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