We are looking for AI experts for a new Nordic expert group

Creating recommendations for companies on how to support the implementation and deployment of ethical AI use cases will have a special focus.

The experts should have a background in technology, industry/business, academia and the public sector and be experts in the development or deployment of ethical AI, be based in the Nordics, have a passion for the Nordic cooperation and an interest in developing the ethical AI ecosystem in the Nordics. The ideal candidate has a good understanding of the latest trends in ethical AI and the impact it has on business, society and people.

Olivia Rekman, Advisor at Nordic Innovation elaborates:

“We want the Nordic Ethical AI Expert Group to consist of leading innovators from all parts of the innovation ecosystem: including startups, SMEs, corporations, investors, academia and ecosystem builders,” says Olivia Reman.

“The group’s goal is to unite and strengthen the Nordic AI ecosystem beyond this project. To do that, the group needs to have deep ethical AI expertise, strong connections to business life and ability to shape the opinions and actions of policymakers and the general public,” she continues.

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The Nordic Ethical AI & Data Ecosystem

The Nordic Ethical AI Expert group is a part of the project: Nordic Ethical AI and Data Ecosystem, running from April 2023 to June 2024, and funded under the AI and Data program. The purpose of the project is to explore how Nordic datasets and capabilities in ethical AI and responsible use of data can contribute to the development of new innovative solutions in Nordic businesses.

Anna-Maija Sunnanmark, Head of Program at Nordic Innovation, explains why a Nordic Ethical AI Expert group is needed in this project:

“The vision of our AI and Data program is to leverage the Nordics as a leading region in digitalisation, ethical AI and responsible use of data. Nordic countries share a unified take on ethical AI and prioritization of human centricity. While the Nordics may be frontrunners in AI readiness, ethics and trustworthiness, the Nordic countries are still in the early stages of deploying AI, explains Anna-Maija Sunnanmark.

“It is not simply about avoiding mistakes or following regulations but how the benefits and opportunities can be realised. What is currently missing is the ecosystem approach that would bring Nordic businesses and stakeholders in dialogue. Therefore, we are proud to establish Nordic Ethical AI Expert group to build a joint “Nordic vision” on ethical AI and a roadmap on how to achieve it to increase collaboration possibilities and competitive advantage of Nordic businesses,” she continues.   

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How can the Nordic region become leading in ethical AI?

The expert group will develop a vision and a roadmap on how the Nordic region can become leading in ethical AI, including:

  • How can the Nordic region unlock the potential for innovation and differentiate itself around ethical AI?
  • What are the main risks and ethical concerns of AI and how should we approach them in the Nordics?
  • What kind of collaboration, technology, data and regulation is needed to enable the ethical AI vision?

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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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