Estonia’s tech-savvy population has helped transform the country into an innovation hub, with the tiny Baltic nation hitting above its weight in launching startups. Similarly, Estonia’s geographical location has propelled the government’s approach to technology. Estonia is a leader in cybersecurity, but also blockchain and e-Residency. Now Estonia is working toward a national policy concerning artificial intelligence, Wall Street Journal writes.
The country, with a population of about 1.3 million, will join several others that have developed national strategies to promote the use and development of AI, including China, Finland, Canada, France and Germany.
Estonia’s upcoming action plan will address issues such as the extent to which government should use AI without being overly reliant on the technology or intruding on privacy, Mr. Sikkut said.