The Spanish Government has presented the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI), which envisages public investment of 600 million euros over the period 2021-2023 to boost the development of this technology and hopes to mobilise private investment of around 3.3 billion euros.
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has defended the fact that the opportunity opened up by this plan for public and private operators is "extraordinary", and it is therefore their duty to take this plan "with ambition" and develop it in the coming years "with total force".
At the presentation of the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy, Sánchez also stressed that this plan will be "a turning point", as well as a new tool that will help "change the course of Spain for the better".
The Third Vice-president and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, stressed that this strategy aims to "accelerate the development of Artificial Intelligence and its integration into the productive fabric and society".
In this regard, she also stressed that this process will be carried out within an ethical and legal framework that guarantees the protection of values and individual and collective rights, "in other words, promoting humanist digitalisation that places people at the centre".
Likewise, Calviño stressed that this is a process which "necessarily" has a transversal nature and which must involve all public administration bodies and include the private sector and social agents, who have participated with their proposals during their preparation and who will have a "fundamental" role in the execution of the measures being considered.