The AI Of The Possible: Developing Scotland's Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy

Closes 8 May 2020

Opened 17 Feb 2020


The Scottish Government is committed to developing an Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy for Scotland, as set out in Protecting Scotland's Future: the Government’s Programme for Scotland 2019-2020, published in September 2019. The strategy will help ensure that Scotland maximises the potential economic and social benefits of AI, and send a strong signal to the world about our ambition.

The steering committee overseeing the strategy development process are keen to discuss and address the most important questions necessary to developing a strategy that is people-centred and reflects, in its vision for and approach to realising the potential of AI in Scotland, peoples’ thoughts and priorities on how this can be achieved in a way that ensures no one is left behind.

Why We Are Consulting

In January 2020 the steering committee published the strategy scoping document, which sets out a draft vision for AI in Scotland and a proposed approach to fostering the adoption of AI in Scotland.

They would welcome your response to our consultation questions, on the proposed definition of AI for the purposes of the strategy, the draft vision for AI and the proposed approach to fostering the adoption of AI in Scotland outlined in the scoping document. You are also invited to share your thoughts on what else you feel it is important for Scotland’s AI Strategy to address.

Information gathered from the consultation will be used to refine the vision for and proposed approach to fostering the adoption of AI in Scotland, and inform the next phases of work in the strategy development process.

Read Scotland's AI Strategy scoping document

Download The AI of the Possible: Developing Scotland's Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy - consultation paper

In addition to this consultation, there will be an engagement programme with communities of interest and the public in order to increase general awareness, interest and discussion on the opportunities and challenges related to AI in Scotland.

To find out more about the programme, including how to apply to get involved, please see

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