Analysis in Government (AiG) Month Week 2: Innovative artificial intelligence (AI)

As well as a packed schedule of live events for this year’s Analysis in Government (AiG) Month, we also have a range of learning resources released each week themed to the sessions to further your learning.

Dip into insightful blogs and articles between events in the Byte sized learning section or find out where you can expand your knowledge with resources and eLearning in our Taking it further section.


Byte sized learning

All things AI

Use of artificial intelligence in government

An article and video from the National Audit Office (NAO) on the Value for Money report.

Following on from the NAO session on the use of AI in government, find out how the Cabinet Office’s Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO) developed a strategy for AI adoption in the public sector, working with the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and HM Treasury.

What is AI? A beginner’s guide to artificial intelligence

This article from Elegant Themes explores the basics of artificial intelligence, including the different types of AI, how it works, and the applications you can use if you are a creative type.

The findings of our first generative AI experiment: GOV.UK Chat

This blog post is from the Government Digital Service (GDS) on the Inside GOV.UK blog. It details the investigation the team has undertaken to take advantage of using AI technologies.

Ensuring the safe and effective use of AI in the Department for Business and Trade (DBT)

This blog post is from Sarah Livermore, a Senior Data Scientist at DBT, who shares the development process to ensure the team develops and uses AI safely.

Innovative departments

Exploring the user need for coherent data across the UK

Have you registered to attend the ‘Devolution for Analysts’ session on Wednesday? Learn about the research that explored the challenges and opportunities that data users experience when bringing together government data.

Transport user personas: understanding different users and their needs

Looking forward to Tuesday’s session from the Department for Transport? Read the guidance on GOV.UK on the different transport user personas.

How analysis can support policy development: hints and tips

The Analysis Function have collaborated with the Policy Profession Unit to create a factsheet that supports policy makers using analysis in their work. The guidance also encourages collaborative working between policy professionals and analysts, and shows the importance of accessing relevant data presenting this accurately in the policy making process.

Taking it further


Data Talks webinars

Data Talks is a virtual conference for the public sector hosted by Essex County Council, which took place in March 2024. The 2024 conference covered topics from AI to data ethics, linked data to data literacy, starting small with analytics to effective data sharing, and much more.


Generative AI Framework for HM Government

This publication sets out ten common principles to guide the safe, responsible and effective use of generative AI in government organisations.

Introducing the Incubator for Artificial Intelligence

Learn more about how the Government is establishing an elite team of highly empowered technical experts at the heart of government to help harness the potential of AI for public services.


Take a look at our suggested innovative Civil Service eLearning courses. Please note you must be registered and signed into Civil Service Learning to access these courses.

Generative AI: Introduction
Duration: 2 hours 42 minutes
This course has 4 modules. Increase your awareness of Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) its potential applications and risks.

Generative AI: Technical Curriculum
Duration: 26 days 23 minutes
This course has 8 modules. Develop your knowledge of the technical and engineering skills to work on the implementation of AI solutions.

Generative AI: Prompt Engineering
Duration: 2 hours 41 minutes
Learn how to use prompt engineering to improve the performance of Generative AI (Gen AI) tools and applications.

Generative AI: Strategy and Governance
Duration: 2 days 3 hours 54 minutes
This course has 10 modules. Evaluate the value and vulnerabilities of Generative AI, and its potential influence on organisational culture, strategy, and governance.   

Generative AI: Tools and Applications
Duration: 2 days 3 hours 54 minutes
This course has 6 modules. These modules will introduce you to the main Gen AI tools and their applications across various domains.  

Generative AI: Risks and Ethics
Duration: 5 hours 6 minutes
This course has 7 modules. This course will increase your awareness of the limitations, risks and ethics of Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI).

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