In this WIRED Briefing, WIRED editor-in-chief Greg Williams and Sana Khareghani, head of the UK government's Office for Artificial Intelligence, explore the UK government's AI strategy and the role AI will play in helping rebuild the post-Covid economy.
Covid-19 has forced nations to join together to fight the pandemic as a unified front, from finding the vaccine, to helping rebuild the global economy. These trends around globalisation are particularly seen through the global partnership on AI where countries are moving away from using AI as a competitive advantage and towards working together to solve global issues such as the pandemic, but also climate change, poverty and disease.
Watch this thought-provoking discussion with Sana Khareghani who talks about the UK's role in the global partnership on AI and shares insights as to how the UK government's AI strategy will help rebuild the post-Covid economy.
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Holding a BSc in computer science and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sana Khareghani has over 20 years’ experience in technology and business across the private and public sectors. She has worked as a software engineer in big corporates and startups, as a management consultant advising senior officials throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East, and in government, currently and over the past year as head of the UK government's Office for Artificial Intelligence – a joint unit between the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
The Office for Artificial Intelligence is putting in place the foundations around skills, access to data, international co-operation and leadership by the UK AI Council, to underpin the adoption of AI and data technologies across the economy for the betterment of society. Khareghani is also on the advisory board of Tortoise Media Global AI Index and Bristol Interactive AI Centre for Doctoral Training.
Designed as an extension of WIRED’s long-running live conference portfolio, WIRED briefings are punchy, deliberate and engaging sessions that reflect the same high calibre of speakers and programming featured at a WIRED event. Part of the WIRED Foresight series, curated by WIRED editor, Greg Williams.