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    The fact that Deep Minds was founded in Britain is not a basis for assuming the UK has an environment conducive to AI development. AI is, by its nature collaborative and, as a result of the “B” word that Mrs. May avoided uttering in Davos, the UK will lose funding and collaboration from which it has been a (large) net beneficiary from European higher education and research funding when it ejects from the EU.

    The U.K. is nevertheless a home to a form of artificial intelligence – the imaginary, erzatz, self-proclaimed intelligence that convinces itself that Brexit is an intelligent choice.

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    With reference to the AI thread, it is not easy it analyze this kind of political rhetoric. But public interest AI needs open data. And my reading is that the European Commission policy on open data is light years ahead of that of the United Kingdom. On 19 January 2018, I attended a EC public hearing on, among other things, privately held information of public interest. Very inspiring work by the Commission. Contrast that with the recent BA/RS publication (see below) which represents a tiny step towards data governance in the UK. I wonder if this story should be forked to explore the UK government statements on AI leadership, vis-a-vis real development within the European Union.

    The British Academy and the Royal Society (June 2017). Data management and use: governance in the 21st century. London, United Kingdom: The British Academy and the Royal Society.

    PS: any chance of markup within these talk dialogs, raw text is rather limiting?

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      Hi Robbie, you’re correct that the EU is far ahead of the UK when it comes to AI development. In fact, Google decided to build its new AI base in France, not the UK.

      That’s an interesting point you raised in comparing the UK’s government statements and developments within the European Union. It’s a story worth pursuing.

      Would you like to email me: so we can further correspond regarding the story, and potentially move it forward? I’m personally fascinated by the whole topic myself.

      I’d love to know more about the EC public hearing that you attended and your own thoughts on AI. Looking forward to your reply.

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