The AI Council, an independent expert committee set up by the UK Government, says the public sector should be a priority area for AI innovation, which could be harnessed to improve services and policy making. In its new AI Roadmap report, it urges the UK Government to give civil servants a central source of information on AI based tools and projects and to fund pathfinder projects to boost the public sector take-up of the technology. It also calls for recommendations to promote usage in health and social care and for a range of measures relevant to the broad economy.
UK Authority lays out the key themes in the report which say AI should only be used in projects that are outcome based and that departments should learn rapidly from each other about what works and what needs to evolve. Over time, there should be a focus on linking public and private sector data to improve insights and encourage a sophisticated adoption of AI. Read that in full here.