With the Government calling on the business community and experts to help shape final guidance, the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and Innovate UK have issued draft guidance to help employers to give their workers the skills they need for jobs alongside artificial intelligence (AI).
The aim is to help employers boost their employees’ understanding of AI so they can use it safely in their day-to-day role. The draft sets out the key knowledge, skills and behaviours they should have in order to reap the benefits of AI safely — including how to use AI tools effectively such as Large Language Models and the safe and secure management of sensitive data.
Minister for AI, Viscount Camrose, said: “This guidance will be vital in helping us realise that ambition, continuing an important conversation with businesses across the UK to make sure the steps they can take are practical, functional, and successful.”
Having a workforce which is equipped to work alongside AI will, he continued, drive growth for businesses and allow them to realise the enormous opportunities AI presents in every sector of the economy.
The AI Skills for Business Framework builds upon established models of professional competence and reflective practitioner approaches, the guide states.
The Framework is formed of five dimensions with Dimensions A through D providing skills against key phases of the AI project lifecycle while the professional values introduced in Dimension E are expected to underpin activity across all areas.
The five dimensions are:
- Dimension A: Data privacy and stewardship
- Dimension B: Specification, acquisition, engineering, architecture storage and curation
- Dimension C: Problem definition and communication
- Dimension D: Problem solving, analysis, statistical modelling, visualisation.
- Dimension E: Evaluation and reflection.
CIPD – HR Inform – 5th December 2023.
Our HR Comment: – Government issues draft guidance on working with AI | Consensus HR – Herts, Beds
Matthew P Chilcott, FCIPD, ACEL, Owner of Consensus HR comments: “With Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the news more frequently, it is great to see that a business framework has been set up which works with established models of professional competence with Dimensions A – E and we wait to see how this gets implemented into the business environment. AI is definitely the future and seems to be proving more and more valuable to business in general and a Consensus HR, we wait to see how / if it affects the way we provide our HR services and products to our clients. We have always said that can never see it playing a big part in the employee lifecycle and the HR world but reading recent articles in the press, it may have a part to play in the administration side of HR. We wait to see.”
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