Polish Policy for the Development of Artificial Intelligence

Strategies and Action Plans

The Policy for the Development of Artificial Intelligence in Poland from 2020 is a strategic document adopted by the Polish government to guide the country’s approach to AI. The policy is designed to integrate with existing national and European Union strategies. It aims to position Poland as a leader in AI by building on the nation’s strengths in education and technology development.

Here are the key aspects and objectives of the policy:

  1. Key Areas of Focus: The policy covers several critical areas:
    • AI and Society: Efforts to make Poland a major beneficiary of a data-driven economy and to enhance digital competencies among Polish citizens.
    • AI and Innovative Companies: Support for Polish enterprises in the AI sector, including the development of funding mechanisms, promoting startups, and fostering government-business partnerships.
    • AI and Science: Support for academic and research activities in AI, including interdisciplinary challenges and solutions, establishing AI chairs, and funding research that aligns with ethical and secure use of AI.
    • AI and Education: Implementing AI education from primary levels through to higher education and professional training, particularly targeting skills upgrades to cope with job market transformations due to AI.
    • AI and International Cooperation: Enhancing Poland’s presence in international AI discussions and compliance with global standards like those of the EU and OECD.
    • AI and the Public Sector: Leveraging AI to improve public sector efficiency and service delivery, including through GovTech initiatives and open data programs.
  2. Implementation and Monitoring: The policy mandates the Minister of Digital Affairs to report annually on the progress of these initiatives, ensuring that the policy’s implementation is monitored and adjusted as needed.
  3. Funding and Resources: The policy outlines the sources of funding and support structures, including national and EU funding streams, to ensure the robust development of AI technologies and applications across various sectors.
  4. Future Projections: The policy anticipates future recommendations from bodies like the European Council and UNESCO, potentially influencing international agreements on AI.