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”.
- AI is seen as one of the priority technologies for the Slovakian government
- Digital Innovation Hubs will play an important role in supporting uptake of AI in public sector organizations
- Innovation laboratories will be introduced within public administrations, acting as a key unit to introduce pilots, collaborate with private and academic stakeholders and ensure funding
- Local governments will be supported to implement AI
- A focus will be put on improving the availability and use of data within public administrations
Learning by doing
|Stimulating awareness and knowledge sharing|
Ethical and legal framework
|Improving data access and quality|
Funding and procurement
|Improving internal capacity|
Slovakia’s strategy puts a focus learning by doing: experiment, sandboxing and piloting. In particular it highlight the importance of Digital Innovation Hubs in supporting the uptake of AI and other innovative technologies in public sector organisations and SME’s.
Coherently the relation between public and private sector is crucial. Innovation laboratories will be introduced for public administrations to solutions for problems in government sectors, legislative changes, new pilots, experiments, monitoring. These innovation laboratories will establish partnerships with the public, private and academia which should be part of the innovation ecosystem.
To improve the data access and quality, the Data Office Department will grow ensuring that public sector data will be published. Moreover, the strategy has a specific section aimed at improving the use of data in public administrations
Data of release
Specific actions to public sector
Strategic objective 3: “We will improve abilities of the public administration to innovate and use data for
the benefit of citizens”