Government pledges £100 million for AI taskforce

Initial funding will go to building infrastructure, and the public sector

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Policymakers around the world are rushing to get to grips with AI
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Policymakers around the world are rushing to get to grips with AI

The UK government has pledged £100 million to form a Foundation Model Taskforce, whose focus will be developing AI to solidify the UK's standing as a science and technology leader by 2030.

Foundation models, such as the large language models ChatGPT and Google Bard use, are AI systems that have been trained on vast data sets. They can be employed for a broad range of tasks, from pros...

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