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Scotland’s AI Strategy Scoping Document published and call to join working groups

A new Scoping document is intended to provoke discussion and response

Scotland’s AI Strategy Steering Committee and facilitators have now completed Phase 1 of the process. The key output of Phase 1 is a Scoping Document that lays out strategic intent and themes going forward in the process. The document, The AI of the Possible: Developing Scotland’s AI Strategy is intended to be a provocation, to stimulate discussion and response from the people and organisations of Scotland. They are inviting responses to this document through their Open Consultation process on Citizen Space which will open in February 2020.

In the meantime, please look over the document and start thinking of how you would you would like respond and feed into the next Phase. Responses from the Consultation and outputs from the Engagement Process will feed directly into the Working Groups. Further information about the Engagement Process will follow in the next few weeks.

Read the scoping document here. 

Applications are now open to join working groups

Also announced is the application process to join the working groups for the development of the AI strategy for Scotland. As part of the process to develop an AI Strategy for Scotland, they are convening a series of working groups to workshop topics under a series of strategic themes as defined in the Scoping Document published on 23 January 2020.

The task of the working groups is to discuss and address outputs from Phase 2 of the process (involving an open consultation and a programme of engagement activities) and to develop a series of relevant priorities, recommendations and actions contributing to the final strategy. There will be a lot of interest in participating however are a limited number of spaces available in each group. Applicants will go through an assessment stage before being invited to join.

The time commitment required is for a minimum of 2 half day workshops (geographical location TBC depending on final members of the working group) between February and May 2020. There is potential for a third workshop for some of the themes. Reasonable travel expenses will be covered.

We are looking for expert and strategic input to the process so we ask you to please provide evidence in your application below of this in order to be considered.

Applications will close at NOON, Monday 24 February 2020. Applicants will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible after. Click here for more details. 

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