Jessica Birch

Jessica is an Analyst in the Global Government Advisory team. Her UK policy expertise lies in competition, online safety, data policy, AI, and supply chain resilience.

Access Alert: UK’s “Pro-Innovation Approach” to AI – Outlier or Opportunity?

Access Alert: UK’s “Pro-Innovation Approach” to AI – Outlier or Opportunity?

The UK government has unveiled its response to the AI White Paper consultation, through which the Department for Science, Innovation...

6 Feb 2024 Latest AI Thought Leadership
Access Alert: United Nations Publishes Interim Report on Governing AI for Humanity

Access Alert: United Nations Publishes Interim Report on Governing AI for Humanity

In an era where Artificial Intelligence (AI) impacts our lives every day, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General initiated an important...

22 Dec 2023 Latest AI Thought Leadership
AI Risk Regulation: Cost of excluding the SME engine

AI Risk Regulation: Cost of excluding the SME engine

Artificial Intelligence is poised to surpass all previous technological achievements in terms of its potential impact. With this, however, comes...

12 Dec 2023 AI Policy Lab reports
Access Alert: Autumn Statement 2023 takeaways

Access Alert: Autumn Statement 2023 takeaways

On Wednesday 22 November 2023, Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt delivered the UK’s Autumn Statement. Confronted with the pressures...

23 Nov 2023 Opinion
Access Alert: The UK’s first King’s Speech in over 70 years

Access Alert: The UK’s first King’s Speech in over 70 years

On Tuesday 7 November, King Charles III delivered his first State Opening of Parliament and the first ‘King’s Speech’ for...

8 Nov 2023 Opinion
Access Alert: AI Safety Summit – global declaration and landmark agreements

Access Alert: AI Safety Summit – global declaration and landmark agreements

The AI Safety Summit 2023 took place at Bletchley Park in the UK this week, uniting international stakeholders from governments,...

3 Nov 2023 Opinion
Access Alert: Online Safety Act is now in force – what next from Ofcom?

Access Alert: Online Safety Act is now in force – what next from Ofcom?

The UK’s new online safety regime is officially in force. This legislation elevates the powers of UK communications regulator, Ofcom...

27 Oct 2023 Opinion
AI Global Watch: Lord Holmes of Richmond on AI Regulation and Inclusion

AI Global Watch: Lord Holmes of Richmond on AI Regulation and Inclusion

Join us for the latest episode of Access Partnership’s podcasts, where our team of global experts explore the interplay between...

27 Oct 2023 Opinion
Access Alert: UK’s AI Safety Summit

Access Alert: UK’s AI Safety Summit

As the UK gears up to host the first-ever international summit on AI safety, the government has adopted the approach...

11 Oct 2023 Latest AI Thought Leadership
Access Alert: Bletchley Park will host the UK’s AI Safety Summit on 1 and 2 November

Access Alert: Bletchley Park will host the UK’s AI Safety Summit on 1 and 2 November

The highly anticipated AI Safety Summit will be hosted at Bletchley Park on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 November. This...

10 Oct 2023 Opinion
Access Alert: Ofcom refers the UK cloud services market to the CMA

Access Alert: Ofcom refers the UK cloud services market to the CMA

The “UK Cloud Services Market Study” final report by Ofcom, published on 5 October, has identified specific market features that...

9 Oct 2023 Opinion
Access Alert: The Online Safety Bill awaits Royal Assent – what does this mean for businesses operating in the UK?

Access Alert: The Online Safety Bill awaits Royal Assent – what does this mean for businesses operating in the UK?

The UK’s Online Safety Bill has passed through the final stages of parliamentary scrutiny and will shortly come into effect,...

21 Sep 2023 Opinion
UK National Semiconductor Strategy champions IP innovation

UK National Semiconductor Strategy champions IP innovation

On Friday 19 May, the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology published the details of the UK’s GBP 1 billion...

19 May 2023 Opinion
Access Alert | UK Government Requests Regulatory Assessment of Large Language Models and Generative AI 

Access Alert | UK Government Requests Regulatory Assessment of Large Language Models and Generative AI 

Following the UK government’s AI White Paper published last month, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an initial...

5 May 2023 Latest AI Thought Leadership
Access Alert | UK Government Announces Metaverse/Web3 Ambition

Access Alert | UK Government Announces Metaverse/Web3 Ambition

The UK Government announced its general ambition to maximise the potential of Metaverse/Web3 in the Spring Statement: ‘The government has...

19 Apr 2023 Opinion