AI governance: Key UK government initiatives and future direction

Explore the intricacies of the UK Government’s National AI Strategy and its dynamic evolution. Join us in decoding key AI governance initiatives, setting the course for your organisation’s proactive response to regulatory changes.

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11.00 - 12.00 GMT



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The UK Government’s National AI Strategy, published in September 2021, sets out to create a regulatory framework for AI that supports growth and prosperity, builds public trust, and positions the UK as a global leader in AI.

As part of this strategy, the Government has pursued important initiatives, such as the establishment of the AI Standards Hub in October 2022 and the publication of a white paper on AI regulation in March 2023.

The white paper was followed by a public consultation to which the Government is expected to respond in January.  More recently, the Government convened global leaders at the AI Safety Summit and announced the creation of the Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute (AISI).

In this fast-paced and constantly changing landscape, it is key for UK organisations to understand the impact of and react promptly to regulatory change.

About the event

In this webinar, Ellie Sweet (Head of AI Regulation Strategy, Engagement and Consultation) and Nikita Bhangu (Head of Digital Standards Policy) from DSIT provide the BridgeAI community with the knowledge needed to understand the UK AI governance ecosystem in relation to the abovementioned developments.

Furthermore, providing the response to the AI regulation white paper consultation is published in time, the webinar also offers a unique opportunity to hear directly how the Government’s thinking on AI regulation has evolved since the publication of the white paper.

Watch the recording to gather insights into the latest developments of the UK AI governance ecosystem, evolving Government initiatives, and to gain a deeper understanding of the role of standards and assurance techniques in AI regulation.

Stay tuned for more webinars over the next couple of months to explore how existing AI standards align with the AI regulation white paper principles. Also, delve into the EU AI Act and the role of European harmonised standards in its implementation.

Who should watch?

If you are immersed in AI technologies, this webinar is a must. Whether you’re developing or adopting AI, grasp the essence of AI governance gathering insights from experts shaping its landscape.

What you’ll gain

  • AI governance insights: Grasp the fundamental UK AI governance initiatives impacting your sector.
  • Expert perspectives: Hear directly from experts shaping the AI governance ecosystem and pose your questions.
  • Event roadmap: Get a sneak peek into upcoming events until March 2024.

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