New strategy helps us apply AI across Malta – Schembri

Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri addresses the Artificial Intelligence in Gaming Conference Photos: OPM_PS/DOI

The new Artificial Intelligence strategy will help with how to effectively apply A.I. across Malta and government services to the public, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri, has said.

The Parliamentary Secretary made these comments during the ‘Artificial Intelligence in Gaming: In a Responsible Way conference’, organized by Nouv and Tomobox in collaboration with Microsoft and SIGMA at the Microsoft Innovation Center.

He announced that a special workshop on Artificial Intelligence, set for March, will outline the existing findings of the recently launched Malta AI Taskforce.

The workshop will outline the current direction of the AI strategy and the key areas which the taskforce will focus on. As part of this, Schembri called on experts to participate in the consultation to help improve and mould the AI strategy.

The taskforce is understood to be solely responsible for the drafting of the National AI strategy, with the implementation carried out by the Malta Digital Innovation Authority.

‘Our aim is to put Malta amongst the top 10 countries in the world with an Artificial Intelligence Policy. Hence, the ambitious vision that we have prioritises the importance of discussion on the subject, builds awareness of the key topics and issues that will inform a national AI Framework, and identifies regulatory and fiscal measures to strengthen Malta’s appeal as a hub for foreign investment in this sector, as well as identifies the underlying skill base and infrastructure needed to support AI’, the Parliamentary Secretary said.