The AI Safety Summit brings together key countries, as well as leading technology organisations, academia and civil society to inform rapid national and international action at the frontier of AI development.
The summit forms part of the UK government’s wider commitment to being a global AI leader and a Science and Tech Superpower. We will keep pace with its constant evolution, harness its potential to enhance our lives, be a thought leader on its safe deployment, and foster the tech talent and skills in the UK needed to support our aims. To achieve this, we have:
- Published the pro-innovation AI Regulation White Paper in March 2023 for consultation. We heard from over 400 individuals and organisations during the consultation and will be publishing the government response to the consultation later this year, to ensure we can take into account the outcomes of the AI Safety Summit.
- Established the Frontier AI Taskforce, chaired by Ian Hogarth, to advance the sociotechnical research that will underpin frontier AI governance.
- Invested £2.5 billion in AI since 2014, including £900 million announced in March 2023 for a new AI Research Resource and exascale compute capacity. This includes Bristol’s Isambard-AI, expected to be one of Europe’s most powerful supercomputers.
- Announced £100m for BridgeAI – a programme that will seek to drive use of AI in low-adoption sectors, such as construction, agriculture and creative industries.
- Invested £290M in a broad package of AI skills initiatives to address the skills gap, support citizens and businesses to take advantage of AI technologies, and drive economic growth.
- Committed to drive the responsible adoption of AI to deliver world-class public services, through a whole government approach as set out in the National AI Strategy.
Updates, outcomes, and detailed information about summit policy, and broader government action on how we can make the most of AI, is set out below.