UK business and innovation strong says Secretary of State

Tonight I joined Greg Clark the Secretary of State for Business to celebrate UK businesses and promote our leading position in fintech and finance to support innovation.  His speech was opportunistic not with rhetoric but example after example of successful start up stories and long standing businesses. A welcome remember that the UK economy is still strong.  He also talked about the AI component to the industrial strategy and I’m delighted to share highlights here:

Leaders from business, academia and data privacy organisations have joined an independent expert committee created to help boost growth of AI in the UK, promote its adoption and ethical use in businesses and organisations across the country.

The line-up includes online-only retailer Ocado’s Chief Technology Officer, Paul Clarke, Dame Patricia Hodgson, Board Member of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation and The Alan Turing Institute Chief Executive, Professor Adrian Smith. Other representatives are AI for good founder Kriti Sharma, UKRI chief executive Mark Walport and Founding Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics Professor David Lane.

I hope they deliver for the UK and keep our economy looking forward and investing in new tech.