Let 1,000 AI pilots flourish to help public sector, says Labour MP

Darren Jones, a senior Labour MP, advocates an inclusive approach to implementing artificial intelligence (AI) in the public sector, rather than one that replaces human workers. He believes that public sector employees should be involved in AI development to improve services. Jones proposes allowing “a thousand pilots to flourish,” enabling public sector workers to create their own ideas for service enhancements. He emphasizes the need to address fears that AI could replace these workers and suggests that gains in productivity be reinvested in better pay. Alternatively, successful pilots could become business owners and offer services back to the government.