The strengths and weaknesses of the Swedish Artificial Intelligence has been analyzed in newly published report (download report). Commissioned by the Swedish Government and realized by VINNOVA, the Swedish agency for Innovation Systems, the report also recognizes contributions by TEQMINE.
SUMMARY OF THE REPORT:
In December 2017 Vinnova got a Commission from the Swedish Government to analyze and investigate the state of the art regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Sweden. The Commission should be finalized and reported to the Government no later than April 30, 2018. The scoop of the commission included the following aspects:
Make a systematic survey and analyze the potential of using AI and adjoining technologies in Swedish industries, different kinds of enterprises, and the public sector.
Make a systematic survey and describe Sweden’s position compared to other countries within the AI area, especially when it comes to access competence through education and in service training, but also research and public investments in different lines of businesses and sectors.
Analyze Sweden’s achievement when it comes to the prospect of using AI, and illustrate which bottlenecks that may hinder utilization of AI. An important part of the analysis is to understand the drivers, possibilities, obstacles to and connections between essential aspects that creates value of AI within enterprises and the public sector.
The main findings and conclusions of the analysis are:
Artificial intelligence has a big potential to create additional value and efficiency within all kind of sectors, and contribute to solve
society ́s grand challenges.
Sweden has a big potential in using AI in industry and the public sector. Several estimates show that the growth potential will be twice as fast with a massive use of AI, compared to a limited use of AI.
The net effects in the economy related to the job dynamics are very uncertain. However, there are no indications that the pace of creating new jobs will be slower, compared to the jobs that will disappear because of AI.
A national strategy for AI should be developed. Most of the policy areas and all relevant authorities should be involved in the process to create the strategy.
The goal with a Swedish national AI strategy should be to make Sweden a world leader for development and the use of AI for a sustainable growth and welfare.
Sweden’s most competitive potentials within AI are a mix of innovative use of AI in industry and an innovative society.