At the Business and Technology University, the presentation of the guiding principles of the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence was held at the 3-day international scientific conference, “Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence”. The conference started on June 30 and will continue until July 3.
The guidelines for the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy were developed by BTU professors and doctoral students in the Digital Governance and Artificial Intelligence doctoral program. It is important that Irakli Beridze, the head of the United Nations Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Center, had to consult on the development of this strategic document.
The presentation was attended by representatives of state structures, for whom this document is of great importance. Among them were representatives of the Ministry of Economy, Justice and Agriculture. The guidelines will help ministries and other bodies to create artificial strategies. BTU academic staff is going to actively participate in this process.
The document was presented to the audience by Zviad Gabisonia, BTU professor, director of the research center, head of the doctoral program “Digital Governance and Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector” and Khatuna Burkadze, BTU professor, head of the doctoral program “Digital Governance and Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector” .
“The presentation received a very positive response. In the future, we plan to make this study public and officially send it to the ministries in both Georgian and English languages. After getting acquainted with the state institutions, we will start forming working groups and move on to the official part of the strategic document. In general, creating an artificial intelligence strategy is of great practical importance for Georgia. Today, this strategy has been adopted in more than 60 countries of the world. Its purpose is to determine the priority sectors for the use of the mentioned expensive technology in the public sector. Therefore, we think that it is very important for Georgia to have this document in the near future”, said Zviad Gabisonia.
“The purpose of the Artificial Intelligence Strategy Guide is, on the one hand, to promote the development of strategic approaches and, on the other hand, to determine the priority areas where the proper introduction and use of artificial intelligence is important. We think that it is possible to introduce artificial intelligence in the field of education, to further strengthen the introduction of digital achievements in the direction of justice. In addition, artificial intelligence can be used in the direction of foreign and security policy, in the field of public finance. The development of the artificial intelligence system is necessary in the agricultural field, in the direction of tourism. In this process, we rely on the experience of the European Union. Georgia’s foreign policy priority is full-fledged integration of the country into the European Union, which implies the approximation of our legislation to the legislation of the European Union. According to the concept of the European Union, the development of artificial intelligence should be based on human rights and ethical norms should be respected. This approach was reflected in our document”, said Khatuna Burkadze.
After the presentation of the strategy, a panel discussion was held on the topic “Artificial Intelligence and Georgia”. The chairman of the anti-corruption bureau, the representatives of the Ministry of Justice and Economy, as well as the parliament took part in it.