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The Cliffs of Cinque Terre, Manarola, Italy — photo by @jackward

A Sustainable Long-Term Italian AI Strategy

Reading and Summarising the Draft of the Italian AI Strategy

This article is a summary of the progress within the Italian AI strategy so far.

  1. In March 2018, the agency released a White Paper called “AI at the service of citizens,” edited by the AI Task Force. This came to life after a consultation with hundred public and private subjects
  2. In July 2019 a draft of the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence was released. The Italian Ministry of the Economic Development issued the national strategy.

The Italian AI Strategy

The strategy has nine goals [bold added]:

  1. Strengthening the ecosystem of research and innovation in the field of AI;
  2. Supporting the usage of digital technologies based on AI;
  3. Strengthening the educational offering at every level, to bring AI to the service of workers;
  4. Exploiting the potentials of the data economy;
  5. Consolidating the legal and ethical framework that regulates the development of the AI;
  6. Promoting awareness and trust in AI systems among citizens;
  7. Boosting the public sector and make public policies more efficient; and
  8. Fostering the European and international cooperation for responsible and inclusive AI.
  1. Agri-food
  2. Tourism and culture
  3. Energy infrastructures and networks
  4. Health and social security
  5. Smart cities and mobility
  6. Public administration
  1. Monitoring and evaluation of its economic and social impact;
  2. Constant discussion on the subject with the scientific and business community.
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Screenshot retrieved 11th of January 2019

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