Stimulating the Uptake of AI in Public Administrations: Overview and Comparison of AI Strategies of European Member States

Colin van Noordt, Rony Medaglia, Gianluca Misuraca

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Abstract

There is an interest in governments to stimulate the uptake of AI technologies within their administrations. However, little is still known about the policy initiatives countries are taking to facilitate the development and usage of AI within governmental organizations. This paper analyses, through the lens of policy instruments, existing AI strategies of European Member States to give a first overview of the different policy actions proposed to tackle adoption challenges in the public sector. Our findings suggest that there are significant differences between the number and type of policy actions taken and that many of the countries favour the exploitation of soft policy instruments over harder, regulatory approaches or active funding and other financial incentives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Ongoing Research, Practitioners, Workshops, Posters, and Projects of the International Conference EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2020
EditorsShefali Virkar, Marijn Janssen, Ida Lindgren, Ulf Melin, Francesco Mureddu, Peter Parycek, Efthimios Tambouris, Gerhard Schwabe, Hans Jochen Scholl
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationLos Angeles, CA
PublisherDigital Government Society
Publication date2020
Pages269-277
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventEGOV-CeDEM-ePart - Online, Linköping, Sweden
Duration: 31 Aug 20202 Sep 2020
http://dgsoc.org/egov-2020/

Conference

ConferenceEGOV-CeDEM-ePart
LocationOnline
CountrySweden
CityLinköping
Period31/08/202002/09/2020
Internet address
SeriesCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume2797
ISSN1613-0073

Keywords

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Public Sector
  • Strategy
  • Policy Instruments

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