RLUK has signed a multi-organisation letter urging the UK Government to ensure the UK is a favourable place to develop and use safe AI, by clarifying that public and legally accessed data is available for AI training and analysis in its Code of Practice.

The availability of public and legally accessed data is key to lowering barriers to entry, both technical and financial. It incentivises innovation and helps to create an environment in which the UK can be competitive in the AI market.

The letter describes a number of principles that should underpin the Code of Practice and lists specific features that should be included to ensure TDM and development of AI is not unnecessarily restricted. The letter can be read in full on the IP Federation’s website.