Digital affairs committee adopts policy for AI development

The Polish Council of Ministers Committee for Digital Affairs adopted on Monday a policy for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) in Poland, an important step towards taking advantage of the opportunities offered by AI.

The document defines actions and goals for Poland in the short-term (to 2023), medium-term (to 2027) and long-term (after 2027). It divided into six segments and includes activities aimed at making society aware of the need to constantly improve digital competency, as well as support for Polish AI enterprises, support for the Polish scientific and research community, activities for primary education, actions to support Polish business in the field of AI and technology development in the international arena and support for the public sector in the implementation of AI.

Minister of Digital Affairs Marek Zagorski said that the document includes not only the international, legal, technical and organisational dimensions of the use of artificial intelligence, but also the "ethical dimension."

According to the ministry, the document specifies the requirements and conditions for the use of AI. It concerns all phases, such as design solutions, research, development, implementation, application and use, as well as AI deactivation.

The policy for the development of AI in Poland also envisages the establishment a ministerial coordination centre, the purpose of which will be to monitor the implementation of AI policies.