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Timely and Ethically Sustainable AI

Finland’s National Project AuroraAI and the Implementation of Their National Programme

Finland has perhaps the most ambitious bet on AI in the Nordics and was the first country amongst the Nordic countries to have a national AI strategy. Finland is famous as well for its free online course on artificial intelligence called Elements of AI (not to be confused with the company Element AI). Part of the implementation strategy is AuroraAI, so in this case one could wonder what this implementation is about. Therefore I thought I would help by shining a light on different aspects within AuroraAI by taking a look at their report and outlined strategy for 2019–2023.

What Will AuroraAI Be Doing From 2019–2023?

AuroraAI is a concept for human-centric and ethical society in the age of artificial intelligence. Implementation of AuroraAI in the next government term is scheduled as the following:

  1. Launch of a rigorous consulting process with citizens and businesses to identify key life-events and business activities that should be made more efficient and effective.
  2. Launch of the operational change process for selected life-events and business activities.
  3. Supporting the implementation by establishing a change support team and a central AuroraAI response centre. Establishment of a support function for the AuroraAI network under the Population Register Centre.

Population Register Centre’s tasks in AuroraAI

The Population Register Centre is responsible for promoting societal digitalisation and producing and developing electronic services for citizens, the public sector and businesses.

  1. Responsible for the development and production of AuroraAI core services
  2. Provides technological support for joining organisations and services
  3. Responsible for the AuroraAI connection agreements
  4. Produces situational data for the AuroraAI network
  5. Provides support on the use of the interoperability platform
From the report

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

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