At Denmark’s Digital Top Meeting 2019, the Danish government presented a new Danish National Strategy for AI. The strategy aims to ensure that Denmark will have...
In March 2019, the Danish government has published its national strategy for artificial intelligence (Denmark, 2019). The Danish strategy sets out the goals and visions for AI development in Denmark, it presents the challenges to be addressed and eventually it identifies specific policy initiatives and priority areas.
It aims at putting Denmark at the forefront of responsible development of artificial intelligence and sets out four objective to achieve this goal:
- Develop a common ethical and human-centred basis for AI;
- Prioritise and support research in AI;
- Encourage the growth of Danish businesses by developing and using AI;
- Ensure that the public sector uses AI to offer world-class services for the benefits of citizens and society.
The strategy contained 24 initiatives for which €9.2 million has been reserved by the Danish government for the period 2019-2027. The budget has since been reprioritised and lowered to €5 million. The government plans to evaluate the strategy in order to determine future actions regarding artificial intelligence.
In addition, the Finance Act 2019 earmarked €39.5 million for research in new digital technologies. Furthermore, €26.8 million is being earmarked for a new Investment Fund (2019-2022) helping the dissemination of digital welfare solutions and new technologies. Technological possibilities, such as artificial intelligence, also play a role in the research funding established via the Finance Act 2020.
The outlined policy initiatives below also include those presented in the Strategy for Denmark’s Digital Growth (Denmark, 2018): a policy report setting the direction on how Denmark can seize the opportunities of the digital transformation. This report contains 38 initiatives. A part of them relates directly to artificial intelligence or provides initial policy steps that will affect the development of artificial intelligence technologies.
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