Some parts of local government have called for a local version of the Government Digital Service. Osborne addressed this by announcing that the GDS will assist the Treasury and the Department for Communities and Local Government to help local government develop more digitally-enabled local services.
A new service is coming into play that will enable individuals to prove their identity online, using new government verification software, Gov.uk Verify. Also, the government will create a joint venture for hosting more government data, rather than departments outsourcing or building their own data centres.
Additionally, libraries across England will benefit from £7.4m funding to provide internet access and Wi-Fi.
Report suggests Scotland’s cities could improve significantly on the way they use technology and innovation to drive growth
Committee is calling for a Commission on Artificial Intelligence to be established at the Alan Turing Institute to examine the social, ethical and legal implications of recent and potential developments in AI
Positive result for UK in latest Capgemini survey