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AI Strategy

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) in Ireland is leading on the development of a national AI Strategy. The Strategy is expected to be finalised in the first quarter of 2020 (subject to Government approval).

The National AI Strategy for Ireland, under the working title of “AI - Here for Good”, will provide a high-level direction to the design, development and adoption of AI in Ireland.

It will present an integrated, cross-Government framework giving direction for the steps needed to ensure that Ireland’s use of AI will benefit society. In line with the EU and OECD approaches, it is envisaged that the main areas covered by the Strategy will include: societal opportunities and challenges of AI; enterprise development and deployment of AI; RD&I; human capital considerations; data; digital and connective infrastructure; public sector use of AI; as well as ethics, governance, standards and regulatory framework.

The development of the Strategy has involved significant stakeholder engagement, including with industry, with industry representative bodies, with academic and research communities and with a multi-stakeholder group of experts. Consultations are continuing across the Government system and an online public consultation has also been conducted. As part of the strategy development, a Top Team on Standards for AI has been established, led by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).

Ireland AI Strategy Report


AI Landscape

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,
  • firms,
  • 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.

Ireland AI Landscape