AI Policy – Lithuania
The following description of AI policy in Lithuania provides a snapshot summary of some previous and ongoing initiatives throughout the country. It is regularly updated as feasible, but it is not intended to be comprehensive.
As of February 2020, there is also extensive information, data, and graphics about Lithuanian AI policy available at the OECD AI Policy Observatory.
In April 2019, Lithuania published the Lithuanian Artificial Intelligence Strategy: A Vision of the Future. The report provides recommendations to the government of the Republic of Lithuania, with the goal described: “To modernize and expand the current AI ecosystem in Lithuania and ensure that the nation is ready for a future with AI.” The recommendations are intended both to help the nation utilize the economic potential of AI systems and avoid potential societal pitfalls.
A group of expert representatives from the private and public sectors supported the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania in the production of the report. This group had been meeting to discuss the impact of artificial intelligence technologies since Fall 2018.
The report includes the following sections:
- Ethical and legal core principles for the development and use of artificial intelligence;
- A break down of Lithuania’s position in the AI ecosystem,
- Integration of artificial intelligence systems across all economic sectors,
- National development of skills and competencies needed for a future with artificial intelligence,
- Growth of Artificial Intelligence Research and Development,
- A responsible and efficient approach to data.
Additional Links and Resources
- “The European Artificial Intelligence landscape,” Charlotte Stix, The European Commission, April 18, 2018.