Portugal joins Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Holland, Luxembourg, Belgium, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Estonia, the initial members of D9 +, joined by the Czech Republic and Poland, and which now has 12 countries in this informal group.
The document “Innovative and Trustworth AI: Two Sides of the same Coin” is an unofficial position that advocates the adoption of a common European strategy for this technology, focusing on promoting innovation and minimizing risks by creating a clear regulatory framework , in line with the European Union’s ethical principles.
Adherence to this group was accompanied by the signing of the joint position on Artificial Intelligence. The entry into D9+ is especially relevant at a time when we are preparing for the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
In 2018, Portugal had already entered D9, the group of reference countries in digital transformation adapted to Public Administration and one of the most advanced in terms of digital government worldwide.
The Government recalls that Portugal was considered by the European Commission as a strongly innovative country, according to the 2020 edition of the European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS 2020).
In this ranking Portugal is the 12th most innovative country in the European Union, having risen 6 places compared to the position it occupied in the EIS 2016 ranking.