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Högakustenbron, Sweden — photo by @andersjilden

The Declaration of Collaboration on AI in the Nordic-Baltic Region

International Strategic Cooperation In the Nordic-Baltic Region From 2018

The Nordic-Baltic Region is one of the few regions that have declared a collaboration on artificial intelligence. The declaration was released in May 2018 and was called simply AI in the Nordic-Baltic Region. It was said within this statement that AI can ‘double the economic growth potential in the long-term’, a bold claim to be sure. There is a high digital maturity in the Nordics.

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From bottom left upwards and down to the right: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
  • Enhancing access to data for AI to be used for better service to citizens and businesses in our region.
  • Developing ethical and transparent guidelines, standards, principles and values to guide when and how AI applications should be used.
  • The objective that infrastructure, hardware, software and data, all of which are central to the use of AI, are based on standards, enabling interoperability, privacy, security, trust, good usability, and portability.
  • Ensuring that AI gets a prominent place in the European discussion and implementation of initiatives within the framework of the Digital Single Market.
  • Avoiding unnecessary regulation in the area, which is under rapid development.
  • Utilising the structure of Nordic Council of Ministers to facilitate the collaboration in relevant policy areas.
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AI Policy and Ethics at www.nora.ai. Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own. twitter.com/AlexMoltzau

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