The strongest players in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are currently the US and China. However, the European Union is aware of the importance of AI adoption and implementation, therefore it has recently released the Communication "Artificial Intelligence for Europe" (April 2018) and the "AI Coordinated Plan" (December 2018). The latter encourages the EU Member States to strategically identify specific areas of future AI development and specialisation. In reaction to these developments, the Government of the Czech Republic has commissioned the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic to prepare and release an expert report aimed at mapping the potential of AI development in the Czech Republic.
The goal of the study "Analysis of the Development Potential of Artificial Intelligence in the Czech Republic" is to define the Czech Republic’s position in relation to global and European challenges in the AI area and to support the country find its place in the global market. The authoring team included prominent experts from the Technological Center of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, the Czech Technical University and the Institute of State and Law of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. In this respect, we would like to thank among others for their valuable contribution to the completion of this study to Michal Pěchouček, Luboš Král, Martin Faťuň, Michal Pazour, Elizabeth Kraus and Jan Matejka.
The main aim of the study is to provide an evaluation of current and future potential of the usage of AI technologies in the Czech Republic, including an analysis of its socio-economic impacts and the influence of the legal and ethical environment in this process. The document will provide guidance in the debates regarding future prospectives of the Czech economy and its best anchoring in global value chains.
The most important results can be found in a Summary report.
Source: vlada.cz, Analysis of the Development Potential of Artificial Intelligence in the Czech Republic - Summary Report, December 20, 2018