Responsible AI UK Skills Programme

Closing Date: 15/06/2024

Funding to develop open educational resources for the training of artificial intelligence (AI) developers, users, managers, the public and other stakeholders.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is providing funding for this Responsible AI UK Skills Programme opportunity through the Responsible AI UK (RAI UK) scheme: a £31 million strategic investment by the UK Government in responsible and trustworthy AI that supports research on the technical, social, legal and ethical challenges surrounding responsible artificial intelligence (RAI).

Through this opportunity, RAI UK is looking to develop open educational resources for the training of AI developers, users, managers, the public, and other stakeholders. Proposals may also include research into the creation of resources, responding to critical challenges related to Responsible AI skills, including issues related to upskilling, reskilling, pedagogy, or educational delivery across sectors or diverse populations.

The RAI UK Skills programme has the following four key pillars:

  • National responsible AI skills frameworks.
  • Upskilling/reskilling within or across industries/sectors, schooling with a focus on responsible AI.
  • Raising public awareness of responsible AI.
  • Addressing equity and disadvantage in AI through education. 

Proposals should respond to skills challenges from at least one of RAI UK’s responsible AI challenge themes and at least one of the four Skills Programme’s pillars. Proposals should align with RAI UK’s goal to advance the UK’s AI Strategy by expanding AI skills beyond technical practitioners and promoting the upskilling and reskilling of diverse citizens and businesses.

Projects should deliver Responsible AI skills resources, which will be made available openly to the RAI UK ecosystem. Resources may include anything from lesson plans and activities, workshops, organisational toolkits, professional development resources, visual aids or videos, to online learning platforms, courses, or apps.

Successful projects must begin by 1 September 2024 and last between 6-12 months.

Funding body UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
Maximum value £100,000
Reference ID S26367
Category Economic and Social Research
Science and Technology
Arts and Humanities
Engineering and Physical Sciences
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