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UK IS THE MOST AI-READY NATION, SAYS STUDY

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13 December 2017 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal


The UK is the nation most ready for artificial intelligence technology, according to a major study by consultancy Oxford Insights.

 

The AI Readiness Index devised by the firm shows that it is the UK that currently has the “world-leading centres for AI research and strong technology industry”.

 

The United States, Canada, Korea, Netherlands, France, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Finland – all featured in the top ten – lag behind the UK.

 

The index was compiled by considering factors including how much investment there was in areas of public service reform, economy and skills and digital infrastructure. 

 

PM Theresa May welcomed the news that the UK was “leading the world in ‪#AI‬ readiness – but I want us to do even more”.

 

The study warns, however, that if the UK wants to retain first place, it needs to continue to invest “in order to remain competitive in future years”.