Policy paper

AI Safety Institute: overview

Find out about the AI Safety Institute.


Introducing the AI Safety Institute

Introducing the AI Safety Institute (web-optimised PDF)

Introducing the AI Safety Institute (print-ready PDF)

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email alt.formats@dsit.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


The AI Safety Institute will focus on advanced AI safety for the public interest. Its mission is to minimise surprise to the UK and humanity from rapid and unexpected advances in AI. It will work towards this by developing the sociotechnical infrastructure needed to understand the risks of advanced AI and enable its governance.

Published 2 November 2023
Last updated 17 January 2024 + show all updates
  1. AI Safety Institute page added.

  2. First published.