Scotland’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy

The RSE has responded to the Scottish Government and The Data Lab’s joint consultation on the development of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy for Scotland.

Our response comments on: the strategic aims; the importance of ensuring public participation and deliberative dialogue; identifies aspects of AI in which Scotland can potentially take the lead; how Scotland can learn from and influence AI developments at the UK and international levels; the implications of AI for employment and re-skilling; and on AI regulation and ethics.

The development of the strategy builds upon the joint work undertaken by RSE, the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI), ScotlandIS and BT Scotland. Ms Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, launched the Scottish Government’s plans for developing the AI Strategy at the RSE in September 2019.

Download RSE AI Strategy response

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Professor Marian Scott

Published date

May 2020