The Irish government’s new artificial intelligence strategy focuses on education, business, and ethics.
Following the call for public policy development, the Ministry of Commerce, Enterprise and Labor today (July 8) unveiled a new national AI strategy.
“AI – Here for Good” describes the Government of Ireland’s plans to become a world leader in artificial intelligence for the benefit of our economy and society, “a moral and people-centered approach to the development, adoption and use of AI”.
Robert Troy TD, Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Business Regulation, wrote in the preface to the strategic report that everyone should benefit from the development of AI in Ireland.
The National AI Strategy will serve as a roadmap for AI’s ethical, credible and humane design, development, deployment and governance. Not only will it recover from the epidemic, but it will ensure that we grow as a modern, vibrant and ambitious nation. “
“AI is everywhere around us and is already changing the way we study, work and live.”
– Robert Troy, TD
The policy is designed in eight struts, each containing recommendations for implementing an AI strategy, with a special emphasis on AI education, encouraging Irish companies to adopt AI tools, and building a robust and common AI ecosystem. -Service and trustworthy.
Over the next few years, the strategy involves creating an AI ambassador whose role is to promote AI as a positive resource for all sections of society. The Ambassador will also promote various public education initiatives on AI.
An AI Innovation Hub will provide companies with the information and resources they need to adopt AI tools, and will create a Digital Enterprise Advisory Committee to develop a national platform for AI clusters. It aims to promote collaboration between companies and increase their productivity. .
Internationally, Ireland is committed to joining the Global AI Partnership and to continue the EU negotiations to define a horizontal control framework for the loyal AI.
In the hope that Ireland will be known as a center of talent in AI research and development, the Government will seek to identify areas in which researchers in Ireland and abroad can collaborate.
AI will also be considered in the context of education, encouraging higher education institutions to offer relevant training courses and motivating employers to improve skills and retrain AI into the workplace. These include apprenticeships, SOLAS programs, Skillnet Ireland training programs, and corporate partnership programs.
“AI is all around us and is already changing the way we study, work and live: from the way we shop and bank online to the way we use apps on our phones,” Troy said while launching the strategy today.
AI helps us to face the biggest challenges we face in the areas of climate action, public health and education.
“It is time to establish a holistic approach to ensure that AII happens in a fair and transparent manner and that public trust is nurtured. “