National Artificial Intelligence Strategies


AiLab is proud to present our latest research into National Artificial Intelligence Strategies from around the world. The global landscape around AI strategies is ever changing as countries race to embrace the opportunities AI technologies offer, so the information provided is continually updated.

NOTE: This data is small part of an ongoing AiLab research project.

What defines a National AI Strategy?

At AiLab, we focused on countries that have developed and released a stand-alone National Artificial Intelligence Strategy as part of the country’s economic and/or well-being plan.

The National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy... spells out our plans to deepen our use of AI technologies to transform our economy, going beyond just adopting technology, to fundamentally rethinking business models and making deep changes to reap productivity gains and create new areas of growth.” [Smart Nation Singapore]

We've categorised countries' AI initiatives into 'Released', 'Planned' and 'Other'. Only AI initiatives that meet the definition of a strategy (i.e., a plan of action with defined goals and objectives) have been classified as a National AI Strategy in this research. Many strategies are still in the planning stage or include Artificial Intelligence as part of a wider digital strategy.

Released National AI Strategies

We've identified 21 National Artificial Intelligence Strategies that have been released by the nation’s government:

Planned National AI Strategies

The following countries are currently working on (or are planning to develop) a National Artificial Intelligence Strategy:

Other AI Initiatives

For completeness, we list a number of regions/countries with other policies or recommendations on the use of Artificial Intelligence within their borders:

Within the European Union, many member countries have signed up to the EU Declaration of cooperation on Artificial Intelligence including: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK, Norway.

Useful References

There are a number of good quality online resources that list (and link to) National AI Strategies that are both completed and released, or in development:

Although many National AI Strategies are yet to be implemented or tested, there have been some studies that assess the proposed details in existing plans: