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Poland: Public Sector dimension of AI Strategy


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”.

Main highlights

  • AI can help Polish public administrations create public value
  • Large investments are recommended to improve digital infrastructure of public institutions
  • Creation of a data policy framework to open up public and private data resources for access
  • Requalification of public sector employees to improve digital and AI competences
  • Public procurement of AI is heavily stimulated, with all local governments being recommended to allocate 10% of their procurement budget to AI
  • GovTech Polska will be a central hub in connecting public and private stakeholders to discuss, collaborate and initiate AI projects for the public sector

Strategy analysis

Learning by doing

  • Regulatory Sandboxes AI
  • Pilot Projects

Stimulating awareness and knowledge sharing

  • Networking and international events

Ethical and legal framework

  • n/a

Improving data access and quality

  • Improving data quality
  • Improving data access
  • Access to private sector data

Funding and procurement

  • Funding for AI projects
  • Stimulation of GovTech startups
  • Revision of procurement processes

Improving internal capacity

  • General AI training
  • Specialist AI training
  • New positions on institutions


The strategy focuses on data access and data quality, in particular large investments are expected to improve the digital infrastructure, such as the collection of high quality data.

Strong effort will be dedicated to improve public sector internal capacity, training activities will be held to improve the competences of decision makers in the public administration.

The Polish government will define conditions for the financing of AI through grants. Moreover, the Public Procurement Office will prepare good practice manuals and conferences dedicated to AI Procurement.

On pilot projects and sandboxing, the Virtual Research Institutes for AI Development will be introduced, which will work together with government and other sectors to develop AI research and assist in the adoption.

Moreover, GovTech Polska has been created to improve the dialogue between public administrations and innovators from the private and academic sector. Finally, the Digital Sandbox Administration project will test AI projects.

General information


Policy for the Development of Artificial Intelligence in Poland from 2020

Data of release

Dec 2020

Specific actions to public sector

Area 6
AI and the public sector