UK government asks ICO for AI strategy update

15/02/2024 | UK Government

On Thursday, 15 February, the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Michelle Donelan, sent a letter to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) requesting an update on the regulator's artificial intelligence (AI) strategy. The letter follows the government's approach to AI Regulation outlined in its White Paper, which proposed leveraging the expertise of our regulators to implement the five principles underpinning the framework. Donelan said: "As the use of AI becomes more widespread across the economy, we need greater transparency regarding the steps regulators are taking to understand both the opportunities and the risks this creates, and the actions they are taking in response."

In related news, the UK AI Opportunity Forum (AIOF) held its first meeting on Monday, 12 February. Hosted by the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Michelle Donelan, and the Prime Minister’s Special Adviser on Business and Investment, Franck Petitgas, the inaugural AIOF gathering considered the challenges organisations face when implementing AI and how the technology can be rolled out effectively.

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