UK Government releases draft AI skills guidance

30/11/2023 | UK Government

The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and Innovate UK have released new draft guidance to help organisations enhance their understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) and how employees can use it safely in their day-to-day roles. The guidance: AI Skills for Business Competency Framework outlines the essential knowledge, skills, and behaviours that employees should have to reap the benefits of AI safely, such as the effective use of artificial intelligence tools like Large Language Models and the safe management of sensitive data. The guidance is structured around four personas: AI Citizens, AI Workers, AI Professionals, and AI Leaders. 

The guidance also aims to provide clarity to training providers, assisting them in developing training in the areas of greatest need by industry. Viscount Camrose, Minister for AI, stated that the guidance is a crucial part of the UK's strategy in making the country an AI powerhouse and ensuring that the workforce stays up-to-date with the rapidly developing technology.

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