Greek Prime Minister Kryiakos Mitsotakis announcement the creation of an advisory committee to create a national strategy for artificial intelligence (AI) in Greece on October 19.
The Greek government said the “exponential pace” of AI development made it necessary to create an advisory committee under the country’s prime minister. The aim of the committee is to prepare Greece for developments and applications of technology.
Mitsotakis commented on the creation of the commission, saying that the reception of technology must be organized before it becomes an everyday reality. “It’s not about the future, it’s about the present,” he said.
The commission will be led by Constantinos Daskalakis, a computer science professor at MIT, and will include professionals in related fields such as technology, ethics, law and science. It also includes Greek researchers and scientists, who are part of the diaspora living outside Greece.
Daskalakis commented on this initiative in these terms:
“We will also work in a coordinated manner so that Greece can participate in international artificial intelligence initiatives that are being developed within the framework of the International Artificial Intelligence Organization.”
A central part of the advisory committee will also be to make policy recommendations and create guidelines for a long-term national strategy.
According to the announcement, the AI strategy will include, among other things, taking into account its impact on the economy and society, improving productivity, increasing innovation and strengthening local infrastructure.
Greece is one of 27 European Union member states that would be subject to EU law. next European law on AI.
Earlier in October, EU officials announced that they were even considering more restrictive regulations for large AI models such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Meta’s Llama 2.