Industry review points to UK as leaders in AI

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Lord Adonis, chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission, has welcomed the findings of a new review setting out how the UK could become a world-leader in the development of Artificial Intelligence technology, which could deliver significant benefits for the country’s infrastructure network.

The independent review was chaired by Professor Wendy Hall of Southampton University and Jermome Pesenti of Benevolent Tech, and makes 18 recommendations for Government on supporting businesses to develop AI innovations and unlock as much as £630 billion for the UK economy.

Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission Lord Adonis said:

“Britain already has a strong track record in researching and developing the latest in artificial intelligence – we must invest to stay ahead of the game.

“Today’s review paves the way for how this country can be a world-leader in this exciting field, helping talented people into careers in this area, and supporting businesses to develop new innovative ways of using the technology.

“We will also reflect on its findings as part of our own review of how new technology can help us develop and maintain the nation’s infrastructure.”

For those wanting to know more on how the future of technology and research will impact our nation’s projects , APM’s upcoming Project Management Conference Manchester, sponsored by Hyde Park Solutions, will explore ‘What Next’ for many of the key aspects influenced by the UK’s industrial strategy including;

  • What next for upgrading infrastructure with Jeremy Salisbury and John Chappell MBE
  • What next for research, science and technology with James Baker
  • What next for developing skills with Jean Llewellyn OBE

The Project Management Conference Manchester will take place at Manchester Conference Centre on Tuesday 5 December. 


Posted on 20th Oct 2017
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