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Welsh Government review to look at how new technology could benefit Welsh economy

Plans to help make sure Wales is ready for the next stage of digital developments, have been announced by Economy Secretary Ken Skates.

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A review will look at artificial intelligence and how automation might benefit Wales. The review will include the Economy Secretary, the Cabinet Secretary for Education, the Leader of the House and the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning.

It'll be launched in partnership with Cardiff University for the Welsh Government's Economic Action Plan, which looks at how technology could benefit Wales' economy and public services.

The Economy Secretary says the review will play an important part in helping us build an economy fit for the future.

This review will help us ensure we have the evidence base to future proof the skills of our workforce here in Wales but also go beyond that and effectively support new employment opportunities and drive grassroots innovation within businesses and our wider public services.

I want to develop the potential of our regions so we can increase the availability of good quality jobs for everyone and empower communities with the skills and economic infrastructure that will support better jobs closer to home.

That means preparing now for the scale of the digital changes ahead.

I want the review to take an international perspective of digital innovation and examine what Wales can learn from other countries and explore how, working together, we can respond positively to areas of challenge.

– Ken Skates, Economy Secretary