Artificial intelligence programme

The programme and its networks have taken Finland towards the age of artificial intelligence through the following 11 key actions:

  1. Enhance business competitiveness through the use of AI
  2. Effectively utilise data in all sectors
  3. Ensure that AI can be adopted more quickly and easily
  4. Ensure top-level expertise and attract top experts
  5. Make bold decisions and investments
  6. Build the world’s best public services
  7. Establish new models for collaboration
  8. Make Finland a frontrunner in the age of AI
  9. Prepare for artificial intelligence to change the nature of work
  10. Steer AI development into a trust-based, human-centric direction
  11. Prepare for security challenges

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (2017–2019) started the Artificial Intelligence Programme by setting up a steering group to deliberate on the future of artificial intelligence on 18 May 2017. Pekka Ala-Pietilä was the chair of the steering group.

Four subgroups were established to support the work of the steering group:

  • Competence and Innovations (chaired by Mika Vehviläinen, Cargotec)
  • Transformation of Society and Work (chaired by Osmo Soininvaara)
  • Data and Platform Economy (chaired by Kimmo Alkio, Tieto)
  • Ethics (chaired by Meeri Haataja, Saidot)


The programme published three reports:

More material on the site

The steering group for the Artificial Intelligence Programme conducted its work in a way that is transparent and participatory. News, blog posts and reports were published on the separate site in web-readable format.

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