Irakli Beridze, the head of the United Nations Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, positively assessed the creation of guidelines for the national strategy of artificial intelligence by the Business and Technology University. He went online to present the strategy guidelines at the 3-day International Scientific Conference on Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence.
“It is very important to involve the academic sector in the creation of a strategic document. That is why I would like to highlight the role and merit of BTU in the process of developing the document. This document was created by professors and doctoral students of the Business and Technology University. BTU’s doctoral program “Digital Governance and Artificial Intelligence” is outstanding and unique. It is one of the first PhD programs in the world to provide qualifications not in IT, but in public administration, and is aimed at ‘policymakers’. The program will help state structures to create strategic documents. Lawyers, political scientists and doctoral students of other specialties are involved in it. As for the document, its principles are based on the latest EU regulations and the experience of high-tech countries (Singapore, South Korea and others). It deserves a high evaluation by the United Nations Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics”, said Irakli Beridze.
Irakli Beridze was actively involved in the process of working on the guiding principles of the national strategy of artificial intelligence, and he constantly consulted with the creators of the document. After analyzing and taking into account many of its recommendations, the document was even closer to EU standards.
Irakli Beridze was also involved in the process of creating and implementing the doctoral program “Digital Governance and Artificial Intelligence”, which was created on his and Mikheil Batiashvili’s initiative. The program is in its second year and already has its first batch of PhD students. The strategic document was created with their involvement and participation.