This page reports a synthesis of the main elements that characterise the national AI strategy with a specific focus on the public sector. It extracts the information related to a single country from a comparative analysis done by the AI Watch team and reported in full in the science for policy report “AI Watch. European Landscape on the Use of Artificial Intelligence by the Public Sector”.
- Focus on public services are a key area for implementing AI
- More investments from the public and the private sector are needed
- Improve access to public data
- Facilitate financial instruments, consulting, infrastructure for testing AI
- Participate in European research and innovation programmes
- Develop Digital innovation Hubs
- Improvement of awareness of the benefits and risks of AI
Learning by doing
Stimulating awareness and knowledge sharing
Ethical and legal framework
Improving data access and quality
Funding and procurement
Improving internal capacity
Access to public data to allow the creation of AI products and services for businesses, the public sector and academia are seen as a key priority. Hence, investments should be done in improving the data spaces, data sharing architectures, data management mechanisms and achieving interoperability of public data and information systems.
Digital Innovation Hubs are also seen as an important component for improving the research and innovation ecosystem of Bulgaria, but also to act as a hub to allow the dissemination of AI technologies to businesses, public administrations, and citizens.
The development and use of AI should be carried out responsibly, and effective public dialogue is a key factor to help create trust and sustainable policies to do so. Hence, awareness campaigns will be launched to provide information about the use of AI with different target groups – including public service institutions.
Data of release
Specific actions to public sector