19 September, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Megan Lee Devlin, Chief Executive, Central Digital and Data Office, CO

From innovation to impact: harnessing AI for public good

AI’s transformative capabilities have long been championed and are already boosting productivity and improving user experience in almost every sector. The task of doing this is two-fold: how should AI be regulated and how should AI be applied to public services?

On the former, government must navigate a course that ensures appropriate regulation, encourages investment, and mitigates the consequences of any wider economic and societal effects, as Government’s recent white paper and accompanying consultation seek to do.

On the latter, Whitehall must identify the most promising applications of AI in the public sector, reassuring the public that the use of AI is safe and ethical, in areas from healthcare to criminal justice and national security. Of course, building on the UK’s success so far will also require an AI-savvy workforce, high-quality, cross-government data, and appropriate investment in the public sector’s digital infrastructure.

Reform are delighted to be joined by Megan Lee Devlin, Chief Executive of the Central Digital and Data Office, to explore how the UK public sector can address these issues, and discuss the actions required to ensure that AI enhances the work of government in the coming years.

This private roundtable will be held in-person and will take place under the Chatham House rule. This event is kindly supported by Workday.