First of all, in which position?
Second, if you missed the flop, it depends on the cards that are shown and how many opponents are you facing.
Third, have you been playing tight or loose on that table?
Can't advice without the correct information
Have to think in the terms of ranges for you and your opponents and what position are they in. Is the flop more coordinated with yours or the callers? If the flop is more likely to connect with your opponent then it is better to just check and probably fold. AK was one of my worst profitable hands before I studied and learned how to play them better.
Even though this hand is often played in an abusive manner by a large number of players, you must be able yourself not to overevaluate it and gauge its potential when needed. You only have about a 12% chance. Finding an Ace or King on the turn if you didn't hit anything on the flop; in fact, there is no precise and exact answer. because it depends on several other factors including the state of your stack or the information you have accumulated on your opponent. but generally checking and folding when you don't hit your flop is a good decision. When are you ready to let go of As-King? A real dilemma, even for the best players.
AK is a good starting hand, but you need to re-evaluate your form at all times, depending on both the cards on the table and the attitude of your opponents.
You start betting hard, and if you are seconding a made hand, you will have a better chance of winning, the final positions are better to play, stay out of position, and failing to complete the hand leaves us in a fragile situation.
When in doubt about how to behave with this hand the best option is to save chips, leave it to invest where you have the best conditions to win, where you will play your best game.