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 can contribute to a more effective public sector
- AI knowledge and expertise should be present in government agencies or accessible through the collaborative networks
- Pilot projects, testbeds and environments should be introduced to stimulate uptake in the public sector
- Ethical and regulatory framework will be introduced to mitigate ethical risks
- Need to develop collaborations and partnerships with other European countries
Learning by doing
Stimulating awareness and knowledge sharing
Ethical and legal framework
Improving data access and quality
Funding and procurement
Improving internal capacity
In order to accelerate the introduction of AI, it is mentioned that Sweden needs pilot projects, testbeds and environments for the development of AI in the public sector.
Sweden aims to take the lead in ethical, safe, secure and sustainable use of AI. Therefore, an ethical and regulatory framework is required with principles, norms, standards and rules to balance fundamental needs for privacy, ethics, trust and social protection with access to the data needed for AI.
The strategy recognises data as the lifeblood of AI. It also highlight that the Swedish public sector already has a high amount of high quality data. Hence the usage of those data for AI development is considered a key aspect.
Data of release
Specific actions to public sector
Key condition 2: Research. Sweden needs strong collaboration between business, the public sector and research in AI.