The Mayor of London Announces London’s AI Innovation Census

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London and CognitionX call on London’s AI community to contribute to a study focused on improving the capital’s readiness for artificial intelligence


The Mayor of London has commissioned CognitionX, the specialist AI research house – to develop a stronger evidence base for London policy towards the AI industry.


The report will identify actions the Mayor can take to maximise the positive impact of AI on London’s economy. CognitionX will evaluate opportunities for stimulating adoption and deployment, attracting and retaining AI entrepreneurs and businesses to London, as well as removing barriers and supporting growth.

The Mayor is encouraging AI companies in London to participate in the study to raise the profile of the current and potential economic and social benefits of AI to the city.


The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “This report will help to uncover the opportunities to unlock innovation and investment in London, in order to maximise the economic impact of AI on the city.

“It will also identify the challenges we face in positioning the capital as the best place to start, grow or relocate an AI business. Artificial Intelligence has the potential to transform almost every industry across the capital. London is in a strong position in the data economy and is already home to innovative, fast-growing companies like Deepmind, CityMapper and Satalia – not to mention the kind of work being done to improve public services, such as the data-driven approach to understanding rent arrears emerging through Hackney Council’s partnership with Pivigo.

London has a tremendous opportunity to build a world-class AI hub which serves a range of industries – from healthcare to finance to law – and which also helps build the AI-driven economy of the future in a way that works for all Londoners.”


Tabitha Goldstaub, Co-Founder of CognitionX, said: “For companies leveraging AI, now is the time to shine. We’re calling on firms of all sizes to tell us about the AI solutions they have been developing or using. It’s as simple as entering your details here and we’ll be in touch. By sharing information about the AI deployments you have made you’ll be added to the report which will be presented on a global scale at CogX – The Festival of All Things AI on the 11th and 12th of June. The information gathered will be presented on CognitionX’s platform and on The Mayor’s portal, as well as downloadable as a raw file for others to use. I have no doubt that together we will continue to make London a great place for AI innovation.”


Charlie Muirhead, Founder and CEO, CognitionX said: “We all need to understand what AI is, what is isn’t and how we can benefit. At CognitionX we are on a mission to democratise access to information on AI and this report is an important part of CognitionX’s commitment to being the most trusted source of advice on All Things AI. All successful organisations will need to take advantage of artificial intelligence, but it is a complex, fragmented and ever-changing domain and we want to help ensure a responsible transition to an AI-driven society.”

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