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The UK and US have agreed to deepen ties on science and technology and create a brand new period of strategic cooperation within the discipline. 

As a part of US President Joe Biden’s go to to the UK and beneath the framework of the revitalised Atlantic Charter, the 2 nations have agreed to develop a landmark partnership to create jobs and shield the safety of residents. 

The partnership will discover numerous areas for cooperation together with analysis, innovation and commercialisation; defence, safety, regulation enforcement and intelligence; and ensuring technology is used as a power for good world wide.  

Officials from each nations will work to develop the partnership over the course of the subsequent 12 months. 

It goals to strengthen cooperation in areas such because the resilience and safety of crucial provide chains, battery applied sciences, and rising applied sciences together with synthetic intelligence and to enhance the accessibility and circulate of knowledge to assist financial progress, public security and scientific and technological progress. 

It will see the nations work in direction of a brand new assertion of intent to assist realise the total potential of quantum applied sciences, which use the properties of quantum physics to dramatically enhance the performance and efficiency of gadgets, develop proposals on future technology corresponding to 6G and strengthen collaboration on digital technical requirements. 

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The two nations have additionally dedicated to proceed to broaden collaboration on science and technology to assist facilitate world-class analysis and affect the principles, norms and requirements governing technology and the digital financial system. 

The nations hope to mix their experience to deal with world challenges corresponding to most cancers, pandemic preparedness, antimicrobial resistance, and local weather change, together with via nearer coordination between the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and via nearer collaboration between US and UK senior science and technology advisers. 

Digital Secretary, Oliver Dowden stated: “In the 80 years for the reason that Atlantic Charter was signed, technology has modified the world past recognition. 

“But the targets that underpin it nonetheless bind the US and UK collectively at the moment: assist for democracy, open societies and free markets. 

“Today’s announcement marks a new era of cooperation with our closest ally, in which we commit to using technology to create prosperity and guarantee the safety and security of our citizens for years to come.” 

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Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng stated: “The United States is our closest ally and most vital analysis accomplice – a partnership which harnesses the facility of the free market, science and new technology to deal with a few of humanity’s biggest challenges, from antimicrobial resistance to getting ready for future pandemics. 

“The landmark new partnership announced today will deepen those all-important ties and ensure Anglo-American research can continue to develop new technologies to generate wealth and prosperity for the good of mankind for generations to come.” 

Presidential Science Adviser and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Eric Lander, stated: “There are few relationships as consequential because the transatlantic partnership between the United States and United Kingdom in science and technology. 

“We share a perception within the energy of science and technology to enhance well being, prosperity and safety, and a dedication to the significance of investigator-driven analysis, freedom of inquiry, and equitable participation within the S&T enterprise. 

“Together, we will seek to set a positive example of how countries can work together to solve the critical and transnational challenges of the 21st century, including pandemic preparedness, climate change, and cancer.” 


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