The Turing's Adrian Smith has been appointed to the government's AI Council, which has been created to help boost AI growth in the UK and promote its adoption and ethical use in businesses and organisations across the country. The independent expert committee is formed of leaders from business, academia and data privacy organisations. 

The committee will be chaired by Tabitha Goldstaub, co-founder of CognitionX, an online platform which provides companies with information and access to AI experts to boost their businesses. She also runs CogX, one of the largest gatherings of AI experts in the world. The committee members joining Adrian include online-only retailer Ocado’s Chief Technology Officer, Paul Clarke; Dame Patricia Hodgson, Board Member of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation; AI for Good founder Kriti Sharma; UKRI Chief Executive Mark Walport; and Founding Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, Professor David Lane.

The AI Council will help put in place the right skills, ethics and data so the UK can make the most of AI technologies.

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