To keep the Netherlands a digital frontrunner in Europe, companies, consumers and governments must respond faster and more innovative to the fast pace at which society and the economy are digitizing. To do so, The Dutch Cabinet has published an update of the Dutch Digitization Strategy on 25 June. Announcing additional funding for artificial intelligence (AI) and providing an overview of other investments in technologies, digitization of business and government, digital skills of the Dutch and cyber security.
The Dutch AI Coalition will receive 23.5 million euros to kickstart the coalition and do research into and the development of AI applications. The coalition has developed a Dutch approach to AI and aims for a public-private investment of two billion euros in seven years.
Kees van der Klauw, NL AIC Coalition Manager: "We are very pleased with this message and will work as a coalition for an optimal result of this investment."
Webinar Working Group Security, Peace and Justice
Recently the NL AI Coalition established the working group Security, Peace and Justice. The aim of this group is to connect relevant national players in this ecosystem and to cooperate on clear results and thus accelerate developments. Subjects that the workinggroup focuses on include: Automated Security Operations Lab, AI for Internet of Things, Operational Technology Security and NL AI for the Dutch language. The workgroup is led by Joris den Bruinen, director HSD. He therfor also leads the national working group Data&Intel of the mission driven topsector policy approach. Rik Schiffelers (HSD Office) is secretary of both working groups.
On 14 July the workgroup was kick-started during a webinar. Missed the session? Watch it here.
Did you know that the NL AI Coalition also organises an AI hyperloop: a virtual international knowledge and innovation mission? More info