Introduction

Earlier this year the AI Council published its AI Roadmap providing strategic advice to the Government on the future direction of artificial intelligence (AI) policy in the UK. Since then, the UK Government has committed to publishing a National AI Strategy.

The AI Council, supported by The Alan Turing Institute, is seeking the views of the AI ecosystem (those researching, developing, working with, or using AI technologies) to tell us what you think is important for the National AI Strategy.

The National AI Strategy will be written by The Office for AI (OAI), the unit responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Government's AI and Data Grand Challenge. The survey forms one part of the wider information gathering work being undertaken by them to help inform the National AI Strategy.

The questions centre around the four components of the AI Roadmap:

  • Research and innovation
  • Skills
  • Data, infrastructure, and public trust
  • National cross-sector adoption

We greatly appreciate your support in completing the survey and you need only consider the sections most relevant to your interests. Take part before Sunday 20 June 2021, 23:59 BST.

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FAQs

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 1. What is the purpose of the survey?

The survey is intended to capture the views of the AI ecosystem (those researching, developing, working with, or using AI technologies) to inform the development of the National AI Strategy. It is not a scientific research project or a formal government consultation, rather an exercise as part of a broader programme of stakeholder engagement and evidence-gathering run by the Office for AI and AI Council.  
 

2. How else does the AI Council and UK government intend to gather views on the future of AI policy to inform the National AI Strategy?

The survey forms part of a wider programme of engagement being undertaken by the AI Council and Office for AI, including public events, workshops and roundtable discussions. For the latest information about forthcoming events follow the Office for AI Twitter account.
 

3. How will this data be used?

Staff at The Alan Turing Institute will analyse the raw data and provide an anonymised summary of responses and key findings to the Office for AI and AI Council.
 

4. Will my data be shared with a third-party? 

No. The raw data will only be viewed and aggregated by Turing staff, unless you explicitly opt in to share case studies with the Office for AI. You can find out more about how we use your data by reading our privacy policy: https://www.turing.ac.uk/privacy-policy 
 

5. When can respondents expect to hear more about the survey results and analysis? Will they be published publicly?

A summary of the key findings will be shared at the earliest opportunity via the AI Council homepage and The Alan Turing Institute website following the close of the Survey.
 

6. Is there a timeline for the delivery of the national AI strategy?

The Government has announced its intention to publish a National AI Strategy later this year.
 

7. What steps are being taken to ensure that the survey respondents are representative of the wider population? 

This survey is being targeted at the AI Ecosystem, which the AI Council has defined as those ‘researching, building, deploying, working with and using AI’. The survey is being promoted and shared across a range of communications channels and professional networks with the aim of capturing a broad spectrum of views. All responses are welcome, including from individual members of the public in their capacity as end users of AI.

An analysis of the demographic characteristics of respondents (where provided) will be carried out as part of the summary of key findings. 

In addition, the survey forms part of a wider programme of engagement being undertaken by the AI Council and Office for AI, including public events, workshops and round table discussions. For more information about forthcoming events follow the Office for AI Twitter account
 

8. What is the role of The Alan Turing Institute within this project?

The Institute has supported the development of the survey and is hosting the survey on its web servers. Staff from the Institute will also lead the analysis of responses and provide a summary of the results to the Office for AI and AI Council. The Institute has also promoted the survey among its network and partners.

You can find out more about the data being collected by the Institute by visiting the survey portal: https://www.turing.ac.uk/help-shape-national-ai-strategy. For more information, please email [email protected]
 

9. How have you considered accessibility within the design and deployment of the survey? How did you determine the demographics questions and how will they be used? 

Every effort has been made to ensure the survey is accessible to a wide audience. In determining the demographic questions, we have sought to limit their number and scope to only those questions which allow us to understand whether the survey is reflecting a wide range of views across the AI ecosystem.