In recent months, the department for Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish government has taken a number of initiatives concerning AI.
In July, they organised a Stakeholders’ day on Artificiële Intelligence to bring together practitioners, researchers and other interested parties, in an effort to map the Flemish AI landscape and identify key concerns going forward. From the BNVKI board, Joost Vennekens participated in this event. The report and presentations can be downloaded online.
More recently, a 30 M€ action plan was announced by Flemish government minister Muyters. Based on advice from VARIO, this plan represent one of the largest investments in AI in the region. By focusing on specific key technologies, the plan aims to ensure that AI technology in Flanders remains competitive on a global scale.