The U.K. government has released its 10-year plan on Wednesday. The country wants to become a global “artificial intelligence superpower”, rivaling the likes of the U.S. and China. The release called the “National Artificial Intelligence Strategy” is set to attract international investments into British AI companies
“Today we’re laying the foundations for the next ten years’ growth with a strategy to help us seize the potential of artificial intelligence and play a leading role in shaping the way the world governs it,” Chris Philp, a minister of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, said in a statement.
The National AI Strategy includes a number of programs, reports and initiatives. Of the many programs, the new National AI Research and Innovation program is set to be launched soon in an effort to improve collaboration between the country’s researchers.
“It seems like the sort of semi-sensible waffle this sort of strategy document always involves,” said one AI researcher from a Big Tech company who asked to remain anonymous because they weren’t authorized to speak to the media.