Artificial Intelligence 4.0 programme accelerates business digitalisation



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The Artificial Intelligence 4.0 programme identifies objectives and measures that will promote digitalisation in Finland. The programme focuses on the development and introduction of artificial intelligence and other digital technologies in companies. 

In addition to strengthening digitalisation and economic growth, the programme seeks to encourage cooperation between different sectors, increase investment in digitalisation and improve digital skills, particularly in SMEs. Other key priorities include European cooperation and the green transition.

Vision for 2030: Finland will be a sustainable winner in the twin transition

According to the Artificial Intelligence 4.0 programme objectives, in 2030 Finnish industry will be clean, efficient and digital, delivering competitive solutions that increase customers’ carbon handprint for a global, uniformly regulated market.

Twin transition refers to responding to the challenges of industrial digitalisation and the green transition at the same time. By 2030, the programme aims to make Finland a sustainable winner, by international standards, in the twin transition.

Programme based on EU objectives and Finland’s AI strategy

Finland’s Artificial Intelligence 4.0 programme is based on a national AI strategy created in 2017. Finland was among the first EU countries to create such a strategy. The programme combines AI technologies with a wide range of other digital technologies, such as the Internet of Things, 3D printing, robotics, quantum computing and virtual and augmented reality.

The programme will contribute to the recovery of companies and the economy from the coronavirus pandemic. According to the European Commission, digitalisation is one of the key means to generate new economic growth.

Steering group represented by a broad range of operators

Jussi Herlin, Kone Corporation

Vice Chair:
Ilona Lundström, Director-General, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Cristina Andersson, Airawise Oy
Milja Köpsi, Mimmit koodaa
Minna Lanz, University of Tampere
Anni Ronkainen, Kesko Corporation
Teemu Roos, University of Helsinki
Markku Räsänen, IQM Oy
Samuli Savo, StoraEnso Oyj
Ville Miettinen, Varjo Oy
Eeva Raita, Futurice Oy
Moaffak Ahmed, private equity investor

The term of the steering group runs until the end of the present Government’s term. A secretariat supporting the steering group’s work and responsible for overall programme coordination consists of the following persons:
Satu Vasamo-Koskinen, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Riikka Virkkunen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland 
Toni Mattila, Business Finland
Kristine Alanko, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

To follow the programme on social media, use hashtag #AI4point0FI.

Artificial Intelligence 4.0 programme reports:

Artificial Intelligence 4.0 First interim report: From start-up to implementation
Artificial Intelligence 4.0 Second interim report: Finland to become a winner in the twin transition – turning goals into practice

Satu Vasamo-Koskinen, Kristine Alanko

Video published on 15 December 2021 in connection with the publication of the Artificial Intelligence 4.0 second interim report: