Using the best evidence and insight, we can identify the challenges facing safe digital and autonomous systems, and direct funding to support effective, long-lasting interventions.
Estimates suggest that there are tens of billions of smart devices currently operating on the planet.
These devices will comprise a significant part of our future critical infrastructure – including energy, transport and healthcare.
How can we maximise the benefits of autonomous, robotic and digital systems whilst ensuring our critical infrastructure remains resilient and secure?
Evidence and insight
Our Foresight Review of Robotics and Autonomous Systems and Foresight Review of Cyber Security for the Industrial Internet of Things highlighted the Foundation’s efforts should focus on:
- Openness and sharing of data to improve knowledge and encourage competition
- Proper assurance and certification of new digital systems so they can be developed safely
- Ensuring the security and resilience of the industrial internet of things
- Increase public trust, understanding and skills in the robotic and autonomous systems field in an ethical and conscious way.
Safety of digital systems
We focus on areas where we can harness our unique strengths and assets to enhance the safety of digital systems.