Scottish AI Alliance
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Delivering Scotland’s AI Strategy
Scotland’s AI Strategy was launched in March 2021 with a vision for Scotland to become a leader in the development and use of trustworthy, ethical and inclusive AI.
The Scottish AI Alliance is the body tasked with delivering this vision and the actions outlined in the strategy. It is a partnership between The Data Lab and the Scottish Government.
Full information can be found at the Alliance’s website:
How to get involved
The ethos of the Scottish AI Alliance is to be open and collaborative, so there are many opportunities for people and organisations to get involved:
Scottish AI Playbook:
Contribute content, be a volunteer moderator or become a partner in the development of the Scottish AI Playbook (an open, practical guide to how we do AI in Scotland).
Attend the Alliance’s events, contribute an idea for one, or work in partnership with the Alliance to develop one. Check out the current events programme.
This is a great way to contribute your skills and experience and help deliver the AI Strategy’s vision. Open calls for volunteers to join specific project working groups are regularly posted on the Alliance’s website.
The Scottish AI Alliance is always looking for content to share across its communications channels including its website, the Turing’s Triple Helix podcast, Twitter and LinkedIn. If you have a project or good news story that you would like to share or shine a light on, get in touch!
This is the Scottish AI Alliance’s annual conference. The next Scottish AI Summit will be held in Glasgow on 28-29 March 2023. Look out for our open call for content!
Who is involved?
The Scottish AI Alliance is led by a Minister-appointed Chair and the Scottish Government’s Chief Data Officer and provides a focus for dialogue, collaboration and, above all, action on all things AI in Scotland.
Its activities are overseen by a Leadership Group which has representation from across society. Working groups are convened as and when appropriate for specific projects and programmes from across Scotland’s AI community.
The AI Strategy and the work of the Scottish AI Alliance falls under the ministerial portfolio of the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, Kate Forbes MSP.
The inaugural Chair of the Scottish AI Alliance, appointed by the Scottish Government, is Gillian Docherty OBE, Chief Commercial Officer for the University of Strathclyde. The executive function of the Scottish AI Alliance is provided by a dedicated team embedded in The Data Lab and is complemented by members of the AI Policy team from the Scottish Government.
Speak to one of our support team to find out more about the Scottish AI Alliance
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