AICEP, Portugalia's state agency for the promotion of exports and investment, launched an artificial intelligence (AI) platform to help companies boost their exports. The platform – Portugal Exporta – uses machine learning, big data, and design thinking to deliver customised services to companies, including matching with investors, information on potential partners, and internationalisation plans. Authorities argue that Portugal Exporta will be able to serve all Portuguese companies involved in exporting activities, as the overall goal is to enhance the country's exports to 50 of the gross domestic product by 2025.
The impact of the Internet on businesses and the global economy has been crucial in shaping new economic models, and at the same time, raising new concerns.
The Internet is one of the primary drivers of economic growth, which is visible in many countries that have placed the development of ICT as one of the primary tools for boosting the economy.