Nordic Ethical AI Expert Group

Nordic Ethical AI Expert Group

Policy Recommendations for Ethical and Responsible AI

Urgent call for Nordic collaboration on ethical AI and data management

The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies presents both unprecedented opportunities and significant challenges. The Nordic countries, renowned for their high levels of digitalization and strong societal values, face a critical moment. The recent declaration by the Nordic Prime Ministers in Oslo on October 31, 2023, underscores a shared commitment to digital resilience and the responsible use of AI. This sets the stage for transformative actions that can not only guide the Nordics but also serve as a model globally.

The need for a unified strategy

Despite individual efforts by Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden to develop national AI strategies that emphasize ethical and trust-based AI, a unified Nordic approach is lacking. This fragmentation misses opportunities for leveraging regional strengths and addressing common challenges effectively.

A cohesive Nordic strategy would consolidate resources, expertise, and innovative capabilities to develop robust, ethically sound AI solutions. This strategy is vital for aligning with EU regulations and setting a global benchmark in ethical AI.

Five recommended actions

The Nordic Ethical AI Expert Group recommends five strategic actions to overcome main barriers and harness AI’s potential responsibly in the Nordics

Read the five recommendations


Olivia Rekman - Innovation Adviser

Olivia Rekman

Innovation Adviser
Prior to joining Nordic Innovation in 2022, Olivia has worked for several years as an innovation consultant. In her role, she helped international consortiums of SMEs, start-ups and large companies as well as universities, to secure soft funding for green & deep-tech innovation projects. Olivia holds an MSc in International Business & Politics, and founded a CSR consultancy in 2010. Besides her experience in navigating innovation ecosystems and international business development & public policy analysis, Olivia has lived and worked in all Scandinavian countries.

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Ville Mäkinen

Senior Innovation Adviser
Ville has broad experience in strategy, business development and corporate venture capital roles in industrial corporations striving towards green transition. He has also worked in corporate finance advisory. He holds M.Sc in Industrial Engineering and Management as well as M.Sc in Accounting and Finance.