The Department for Business & Trade has made…
AI continues to be high on the agenda in business and UK government policy. Members for a new forum, the AI Opportunity Forum, have now been appointed to help boost AI adoption amongst businesses.
Microsoft, Google, Barclays and Vodafone are all included in the member ranks, with the first meeting to take place in February.
AI is a hot topic in business, but adoption is slow. Estimates are that only one-in-ten organisations are currently fully prepared to roll out the technology. Whether those promoting AI fully understand the reasons for slow adoption is unclear from the press release. However, it is hoped that the new Forum will help to share best practice and identify measures businesses can adopt to improve their readiness for AI.
Talking about the Forum, Michelle Donelan, who is Technology Secretary, said: “We want to see organisations across the UK tapping into the transformative power of AI to boost their productivity, unlock new opportunities, and drive growth. The AI Opportunity Forum brings together our brightest minds from the worlds of AI and business to drive forward that effort.”