The report, entitled AI Skills: A Preliminary Assessment of the Skills Needed for the Deployment, Management and Regulation of Artificial Intelligence highlights the need for everyone to have some level of knowledge and understanding of AI.
Speaking today, Minister Troy said:
“Artificial Intelligence is already part of our lives whether we know it or not – it helps us choose songs or movies to watch, book flights and taxis, and help prevent fraud in its many guises. As AI has so many broad applications across different sectors the opportunity to increase economic productivity and change society for the better is there for the taking.
“The report today highlights the huge potential that AI presents and forecasts the future skills needs to seize these opportunities. But if we are to see the benefits we must be prepared. Government is already working with our counterparts in Europe to develop an effective regulatory framework that will ensure the ethical use of AI, championing a person- centred, trustworthy approach to AI in its deployment and application. Further action is needed now across all realms of society to ensure we have the know-how to use AI effectively and fairly to benefit us all.