In June of this year, 12 specialists collaborated in the final draft of the National Artificial Intelligence Policy, which included 70 priority actions on the use of this technology in Chile.
The National Artificial Intelligence Policy in Chile, included the work of more than 7,500 people, from its initial stage, also had a Committee of Experts in Artificial Intelligence convened by the Ministry of Science. And after months of work, the new policy was presented on October 28, 2021.
“Artificial Intelligence is an area of the technological revolution that has been incorporated into our daily lives. This National Policy allows us to promote the construction of capacities for its development and responsible use and aims to empower citizens, to understand the opportunities and advantages it offers us, as well as the associated risks”, said the Minister of Science, Andrés Couve, during the presentation.
The policy has three axes: Development of enabling factors; use and development of technology; and aspects of ethics and safety. In addition, it will initially have 70 priority actions on the development of AI in the country, and 185 initiatives for the 2021-2030 period. These will receive with a public investment of 26 billion Chilean pesos.
“We need a new way of thinking about data science, which allows us to use it for the benefit of the population, in order to close and not amplify the gaps that persist in our society. With this objective, we are happy to announce today the first National Artificial Intelligence Policy, which was carried out through transversal work together with a group of leading experts in the area, in order to think of a common path that allows us to build an ethical posture and a path of concrete actions to address this dilemma, turning it into an opportunity for the country”, explained Undersecretary Carolina Torrealba.
Although the National AI Policy is mostly focused on the productive sector, it is expected to include projects to improve, for example, hospital information management, clinical research, among other uses related to the health sector. Learn more about this new national policy in Chile in the following video: https://youtu.be/A8QnHA-rkm8