UK government to trial ‘red box’ AI tools to improve ministerial efficiency

The Minister had a plan. It was a good plan. It would get him out of the “situation” and keep his career on track. The policy wouldn’t cost anything so he wouldn’t have to run it past the Treasury AI and he was convinced after running it past his Advisor that it would pass the Cabinet Office’s spin AI. He had to admit he felt a little proud of his idea – it had been his, a human’s! “Who needs AI policy wonks?” he thought. The meeting with his civil servant began ominously: “Yes Minister, that’s very… brave,” it said.