BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT responds to the election of Sir Keir Starmer and the new government

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Rashik Parmar MBE, Chief Executive of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, comments: “The new Prime Minister has a unique opportunity to take a positive view of AI and high stakes technologies, making sure they transform the lives of everyone in the UK.

“By setting high standards for those who direct and develop computing in areas like health, security and other vital public services, the UK can be an example to the world.

“That’s why this government should back Chartered status for technology professionals, setting the same expectations of competence and ethics as regulated fields like accountancy and medicine.

“Then to secure the future, we need to prioritise digital literacy and computing education in schools and make tech careers appeal to a far broader group of people.”

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