Digital policy concerns utilising and promoting the opportunities offered by digitalisation and includes regulation of digital and electronic communications, network and information security, frequency policy and issues concerning broadband access and digital infrastructure. This policy area also covers eGovernment issues, i.e. using digital policy to make the activities of government agencies more efficient and simplify the general public’s contacts with them – for example through electronic identification, electronic signatures and open data.
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Government decides on SEK 200 million for continued broadband expansion in rural areas
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party are presenting new measures to strengthen digital infrastructure. Under the proposal in the additional amending budget, SEK 202.8 million will be provided to the Rural Development Programme for 2014–2020 to ensure that budget funds previously set aside to support broadband expansion can be paid.
Ibrahim Baylan travels to Paris to develop cooperation on digital transformation and AI
Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation Ibrahim Baylan is travelling to Paris to meet with his French counterparts. The purpose of the visit is to take a further step under the Swedish-French partnership for innovation in the area of sustainable digital transformation and artificial intelligence (AI). The promotion of French investments in Sweden and discussions on the EU’s industrial policy will also be in focus during the visit.
Next phase in innovation partnership between Sweden and France now begins
When Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met French President Emmanuel Macron today in Paris, the countries’ strategic partnership for innovation, digital transformation and green solutions was updated and deepened. When Mr Löfven and Mr Macron entered into the partnership in November 2017, it was agreed that Sweden and France needed to work together in a number of strategic areas to better address digital transformation and climate adaptation.
National Approach to Artificial Intelligence
The Swedish Government has identified the need to develop a national approach to AI in Sweden. The purpose of this document is to identify an overall direction for AI-related work in Sweden and lay the foundation for future priorities.
Migration and trade on agenda as heads of state and government meet
Migration, EU–US relations, and security and defence will be on the agenda when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven meets his European Council colleagues on 28–29 June.
Tomas Eneroth to lead high-level meeting on connected and automated vehicles
Minister for Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth has invited the EU transport ministers to discuss connected and automated driving on the roads. The meeting will take place in Gothenburg on 18–19 June 2018.
Both incentives and motivation needed to ensure learning becomes reality in the workplace
Supplying skills to the labour market, and to society at large, has been a recurring issue since the Government’s National Innovation Council started meeting in 2015. When the Council met on 28 May at Harpsund, the meeting opened with the issue of lifelong learning in the workplace.
Sweden to lead AI cooperation in Nordic-Baltic region
The Nordic and Baltic regions are to expand their cooperation to maintain their position as Europe’s leading region in the area of digital development. The countries decided today to reinforce their cooperation on artificial intelligence (AI). Sweden will lead this cooperation.
New Nordic cooperation on 5G
The Nordic countries have entered into new deepened cooperation on 5G. A declaration of intent was presented today laying out the Nordic countries’ vision. “The Nordic region is one of the most innovative regions in the world. The development of 5G is progressing quickly and the Nordic region will be at the fore of this development. It creates jobs and prosperity in our countries,” says Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
Artificial intelligence will strengthen Sweden’s welfare and competitiveness
The development and application of artificial intelligence (AI) is a priority for the Government and the focus of the National Innovation Council meeting on 19 March 2018. Åsa Zetterberg, the Government's Chief Digital Officer, is invited to the meeting to take part in discussions on how the Government can contribute to the development and use of AI throughout society.