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The Swedish government has established an AI commission, announced Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Minister for Civil Affairs Erik Slottner at a press conference at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
The commission will be chaired by Carl-Henric Svanberg, former CEO of Ericsson, former chairman of BP, and current chairman of the truck manufacturer AB Volvo.
Warp News editor-in-chief among the members
In addition to the chairman, the commission consists of ten members, including Warp News editor-in-chief Mathias Sundin.
The appointed members of the AI commission are Professor Fredrik Heintz, board chair Sara Mazur, global social policy chief Nicklas Lundblad, digitalization chief Olof Hernell, director Martin Svensson, information security specialist Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder, Professor Sylvia Schwaag Serger, IT director Marcus Matteby, and union chairperson Ulrika Lindstrand.
The commission's mission is to strengthen Swedish competitiveness.
– The government decided yesterday to establish an AI commission to strengthen Swedish competitiveness. The AI commission will conduct a thorough review of Sweden's conditions – from education and legislation to how we attract international venture capital – so that Sweden can be competitive in the field, says Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson.
– Used correctly, AI can contribute to increased innovation capacity, strengthened competitiveness, improved welfare, and more efficient public administration. We must ensure that Sweden takes advantage of the opportunities while managing the risks to fully realize the potential of AI. We need concrete proposals that lead to better conditions for competitive, secure, and ethical AI development in Sweden, both within public administration and the private sector, says Minister for Civil Affairs Erik Slottner.