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star this property date less than 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: ICT more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the readiness of UK businesses to adopt fourth industrial revolution technologies, in particular (a) machine learning and (b) the Internet of Things. more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 111926 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK economy has key strengths that will enable businesses to adopt industrial digitalisation technologies, such as a world-leading research and innovation system, pioneering firms in manufacturing servitisation, and the strongest artificial intelligence and machine learning market in Europe. Through a modern industrial strategy the Government is seeking to build upon these strengths. For example, the Digital Strategy outlines ways to make Britain the best place to start and grow a digital business, trial new technology, or undertake advanced research. We are also taking action to improve digital capability skills.</p><p>However, we also recognise the challenges businesses face. BEIS is currently considering the independent government commissioned review led by Professor Dame Wendy Hall, and Jerome Pesenti <em>“Growing the Artificial Intelligence Industry in the UK”</em> and has announced £68 million for ground breaking research and development in robotics and artificial intelligence. We are also in the early stages of reviewing the recently published, industry-led ‘Made Smarter’ report, which considers barriers to adoption of digital technologies including machine learning and Internet of Things. We will continue to work with business to overcome barriers and realise the opportunities of the fourth Industrial Revolution.</p>
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unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2017-11-13T17:19:50.643Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-13T17:19:50.643Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
786310
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star this property date less than 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Digital Technology more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the adoption of digital technologies by UK businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 111927 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Government’s Digital Strategy includes plans to boost the nation’s digital skills, infrastructure and innovation, and aims to make the UK the best place to invest in tech.</p><p>My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has now chaired two meetings of the Digital Economy Council, which brings together government and leaders from the tech sector. The Council will drive progress on the Digital Strategy, such as stimulating growth and delivering new jobs in the digital economy. My hon. Friend the Minister of State for Digital will be chairing his second Digital Economy Advisory Group at the end of the year. The Advisory Group specifically focusses on supporting the tech sectors and helping innovation. Both groups will focus on the implementation of the Digital Strategy, along with feeding into the development of the Digital Charter. Membership of these groups is varied and includes: TechUK, Google, BT, Raspberry Pi and Entreprenuer First. Full membership details can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/digital-economy-council-and-digital-economy-advisory-group" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/digital-economy-council-and-digital-economy-advisory-group</a></p><p>Actions we are already taking include launching <a href="https://www.great.gov.uk/" target="_blank">GREAT.gov.uk</a>, a new digital trade hub to help businesses export, which provides advice and support to current and potential exporters. This includes access to a smart database to connect them with global online marketplaces such as Amazon and Alibaba. We have also negotiated preferential rates with key e-marketplaces, making the UK one of the easiest and best places from which to sell goods online around the world. We are delivering promotions in key overseas markets to promote UK companies on these marketplaces.</p><p>The Digital Business Academy is a free online platform created by Tech City UK, to provide the skills needed to start, grow or join a digital business. Currently there are 11 courses available created by University College London, Cambridge University Judge Business School, Founder Centric and Valuable Content. Almost 20% of the academy graduates report that they are starting digital companies after finishing at least one skill. TCUK (and Tech North) have received approx £16 million from government over the last 7 years.</p><p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave today to Question UIN 111926 where I have highlighted our current period of analysis of the recommendations put forward by two very recent reviews – the government review of Artificial Intelligence and the industry-led Made Smarter Review of industrial digitalisation.</p>
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unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2017-11-13T17:21:11.983Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-13T17:21:11.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this