Leadership team Engage in High-Level AI Discussion with UK Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology

December 1, 2023

C Learning and Merlyn Mind Leadership Engage in High-Level AI Discussion with UK Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology.

The President of C Learning, Mr. Ian Nairn, alongside C Learning Executive Chairman Dr. Jamie Smith, joined forces with Merlyn Mind CEO Satya Nitta in the presence of the UK Secretary of State for Science, Innovation, and Technology, the Right Honorable Michelle Donelan MP for a discussion about the opportunity for leading AI technologies to drive innovation and growth safely.

The primary focus of this exclusive gathering was to delve into the realms of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its implications for innovation, regulation, and safety. The meeting was set against the backdrop of the UK Government’s recent white paper on AI regulation, titled “AI Regulation: A Pro-Innovation Approach” and the AI Safety Summit held at Bletchley Park.

Key Discussion Points included:

Pro-Innovation AI Regulation: The leaders engaged in a comprehensive discussion on the UK Government’s pro-innovation approach to AI regulation, exploring opportunities to foster innovation while maintaining ethical standards and safety.

AI Safety Summit: Reference was also made to the AI Safety Summit 2023, where key stakeholders convened to address critical aspects of AI safety.

Innovation with safer AI.

Ian Nairn, President of C Learning, stated: “It’s a privilege to engage in discussions that shape the future of AI in the UK. We are committed to playing an active role in fostering innovation while adhering to the highest safety standards.”

Dr. Jamie Smith, Executive Chairman of C Learning, commented: “Our meeting with Merlyn Mind and Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology Michelle Donelan MP was an opportunity to align our efforts in driving AI advancements responsibly. Balancing innovation with safety and security will be key aspects of this.”

Satya Nitta, CEO of Merlyn Mind said “Merlyn Mind is honoured to participate in these discussions. Our commitment to advancing AI aligns with the UK Government’s pro-innovation vision, and we look forward to contributing to the responsible development of AI technologies.”

Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology Michelle Donelan MP shared: “The collaborative efforts of Government and industry are instrumental in shaping the UK’s AI landscape. The UK Government is dedicated to providing a supportive environment for innovation while ensuring safety and ethical standards are paramount.

This high-profile meeting underscores the commitment of industry leaders to shaping the future of AI in the UK in a way that balances safety and security with innovation that supports economic growth. 

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