In February 2020, the Latvian government released its national AI strategy on Developing Artificial Intelligence Solutions. A draft of the national AI strategy was released in July 2019 for public consultation. In order to collect the view and feedback from relevant stakeholders to move ahead in the preparation of the final national AI strategy (Latvia, 2019). The objective of the Latvian strategy is to promote the uptake and growth of AI in the whole economy. The proposed strategy outlines policy actions in the following areas and devotes particular attention to the promotion of AI in the public administration:
- Raising the awareness of and competences in AI across society through education reforms;
- Promoting the adoption and development of AI in the public and private sector;
- Actively engage in national and international cooperation;
- Developing an appropriate legal and ethical framework for AI;
- Unleashing the benefits of a well-developed data ecosystem;
- Investing in a digital and telecommunication infrastructure to support AI developments.
Following the recommendations of the Coordinated Plan, Latvia foresees a public investment of €25 million per year, while the total investment (public and private sectors combined) would amount at €74 million per year.
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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