In July 2019, an expert group led by Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the Government Office presented Estonia’s national AI strategy (Estonia, 2019a); the report of Estonia's AI Taskforce on which the strategy builds is available here (Estonia, 2019b). Estonia’s strategy provides a comprehensive overview of both existing and proposed policy measures, along with their objectives, deadlines and budget estimations. The objective of the strategy is to fully harness the potential of artificial intelligence by developing and implementing policy measures in the following areas:
- Encouraging the use and development of AI applications in both the public and private sector;
- Providing direct support to research in AI and increasing the relevant skills and competences to do so;
- Developing a legal environment to facilitate the uptake of AI.
As per funding, the Estonian government estimates an investment of at least €10 million euros in 2019-2021 for the implementation of its AI strategy.
The AI Landscape (2009 - 2018) Dashboard and AI Worldwide Ecosystem in 2009-2018 report provide an overview and analysis of the European AI landscape includingincluding:
- research centres,
- testing facilities,
- data infrastructures,
- start-ups and digital innovation hubs (DIH).
Explore the AI Landscape dashboard for your country to discover:
- who are the key players,
- in which technologies they specialise,
- how they are distributed,
- how they are connected to each other,
- how innovation spreads through the network,
- which technologies are consolidating.
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