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Allan Nixon: Sunak must make Whitehall fit for purpose if Britain is to compete on AI

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Head of Science and Technology, Allan Nixon, writes for Conservative Home regarding reforms needed in Whitehall to make the UK a science superpower. He writes:

“In two dozen tall cabinets in Edinburgh sits Archer2, the UK’s most powerful supercomputer. Unfortunately, it’s not quite powerful enough – the world’s best machine is 56 times faster.

For Britain to have any chance of competing with other countries on AI, we need an urgent upgrade. Thankfully, Jeremy Hunt announced in the Spring Budget that the Government would invest nearly a billion pounds in a brand new exascale supercomputer.”

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