The ODI in 2023

2023 was a hugely significant year – with generative AI and large language models (LLMs) becoming features of daily life. The ODI championed the central importance of data throughout, maintaining that without data, there is no AI. Indeed, the release of our Five-Year Strategy (2023-2028) in February gave us the opportunity to set out our view that the future must be built on strong data infrastructure.

The ODI was founded on a belief in trust and openness – essential features for a world where data works for everyone. Our strategy outlined six guiding principles in response to global trends, including those surrounding artificial intelligence and other technological advancements. These principles stress the importance of robust data infrastructure, our belief in open data as foundational, the creation of value through trust, the necessity for oversight from independent bodies – like ours – within the data ecosystem, the reduction of harms through diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and the unlocking of potential through data skills and knowledge. During 2023, our work focused on delivering activities aligned with these principles and on priorities and commitments structured to advance our mission of creating an open and trustworthy data ecosystem.

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We are proud of all we have achieved in 2023, from advising the UK Government on AI policy to forging strong links with new partners in the Global South – and beyond – and building on our research capabilities and outputs.

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