Superpower or small fry? Inside the UK’s efforts to lead the AI revolution

A UK-led report on AI risk is set to be published in the coming weeks

Rishi Sunak’s AI Summit was a key part of the UK’s efforts to carve out an important role in leading the conversation on the new technology. Picture: Getty

Six months ago guests including Kamala Harris and Elon Musk descended on Bletchley Park for a landmark AI summit in a major exhibition by Rishi Sunak’s government of its ambitions to be at the forefront of the burgeoning technology.

"This is a big positive achievement for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak," Bruno Le Maire, the French finance minister, said of the summit. "It’s a key milestone in the definition of fair and effective regulation of artificial intelligence."