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The future of artificial intelligence in film, music and television will be discussed today (Monday 20 November 2023) at a roundtable led by Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer and attended by key figures in the creative industries. Senior bosses from the UK’s creative sectors - such as Warner Music, Getty Images and the Publishers’ Association - will join representatives from the Intellectual Property Office and Creators’ Rights Alliance to explore the opportunities and challenges AI presents to creative industries.
Book now to join us online on 25 October 2023 for the launch of our thought-provoking new report on culture’s place within and beyond the UN SDGs. The 2022 UNESCO Mondiacult conference classified culture as a ‘global public good’, reinforcing culture’s position in the global development discourse that is expected to grow as we approach the end of the UN’s 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Framework.
The cost-of-living crisis is having a huge impact on visitor numbers, staffing, volunteers and finances, according to an annual survey of museums released this month. Data for the survey is gathered through England’s nine regional development organisations, with the report produced by South West Museum Development.
At the end of August, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee (""Committee"") published a report called ""Connected tech: AI and creative technology"" that explores the impact of the development of AI on the UK's creative industries. The Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to scrutinise the spending and policy decisions of DCMS and its associated public bodies.
Creative UK has today launched a new Creative Industries investment fund to support the UK’s bold ambitions to grow the sector by £50 billion and create one million extra creative jobs by 2030. The £35 million Creative Growth Finance II (CGF II) fund will provide the crucial investment needed to meet the targets set out in the UK government and Creative Industries Council’s recently published Sector Vision.
In its second report on connected technology, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee warns that the Government’s original plan to exempt text and data mining by AI from copyright protection risks reducing arts and cultural production to mere ‘inputs’ in AI development and shows a clear lack of understanding of the needs of the UK’s creative industries.