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AI projects to get funding boost ahead of UK AI Safety Summit

AI projects in areas as diverse as fashion, farming and fire-fighting to be backed with a further £37 million funding, ahead of next month's AI Safety Summit.


Artificial intelligence projects in areas as diverse as fashion, farming and fire-fighting are being backed with a further £37 million, as the Science and Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan highlights how AI can be a force for good ahead of next month’s AI Safety Summit.

Artificial intelligence projects in areas as diverse as fashion, farming and fire-fighting are being backed with a further £37 million, as the Science and Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan highlights how AI can be a force for good ahead of next month’s AI Safety Summit.

Research teams and businesses of all sizes in high-growth industries – from transport to agriculture and construction to creative industries – are encouraged to apply for a share of £32 million, which is now open for bids. The funding will help grow their AI initiatives in a safe and responsible way and boost the wider sector, support their workforces and help the UK towards the Prime Minister’s priority of growing the economy.

At a glance

  • Research teams and businesses of all sizes encouraged to bid for share of £32 million to put productivity-boosting AI tools to work

  • further £5 million committed to feasibility studies into 100 small firms’ pioneering AI ideas

  • latest funding boost unveiled less than three weeks before UK AI Safety Summit

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