The UK will have a diplomatic network of technology envoys

This content was published on Mar 22, 2023 – 00:03

London, March 22 (EFE)

Conservative CEO Rishi Sunak, who has a personal affinity for new technologies, has published an international tech strategy to boost leadership in the UK’s tech sector, the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world after the US and China, says a government statement.

The note says that this “diplomatic” network will be based on the success of the activity of its first envoy, Joe White, who was appointed as a representative of the sector in the United States in 2020, where he also holds the position of Consul General in San Francisco.

At the same time, so-called technology specialization centers will be established, which will bring together technology and digital experts from government, the private sector and the academic world to help other countries “transform their economies in a sustainable and inclusive way through innovation.”

The UK will focus its efforts on five important technologies of the future: artificial intelligence, quantum intelligence, semiconductors, communications and bioengineering.

London says its strategy, which considers cooperation with governments and other international organizations, is based on the principles of “openness, responsibility, security and flexibility” and aims to counter the use of technology as a “tool of oppression” by authoritarian regimes. .

“Now more than ever, it is important for the UK to step up its efforts to promote British technological excellence around the world and to take a stand against sinister influences that seek to use technology against us,” said Foreign Secretary James Cleverly.

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Michele Donnellan, Head of Science, Innovation and Technology, emphasized that while the UK is already a leader in emerging technologies, being a superpower “means working with our international partners to transform these emerging technologies into global industries”. EFE

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