TALLINN – Technology leaders from Google, Netflix, Spotify, Amazon, Nvidia, Taxify, Microsoft and Starship are about to meet the president of Estonia during a conference in Tallinn in March to talk about data and adoption of artificial intelligence in Europe.
President Kersti Kaljulaid will open the international North Star AI applied machine learning and data conference on March 7 in Tallinn, that will specifically focus on data skills and AI adoption in organizations and startups with limited resources, organizers said on Monday.
"It is important to shift the focus from algorithms to data as the way you use data, and how you use it, will define the success of your projects," said Andre Karpistsenko, data science lead at Taxify and co-founder of non-profit North Star AI.
"Developers and data-driven leaders participating at North Star AI will understand how to solve the hardest problems that exist within organizing and analyzing massive noisy data sets," Karpistsenko said in the press release of North Star AI
The competitiveness and the future of European tech is not decided only by the determination and execution of entrepreneurs and technologists. Regulators and government support play a key role here.
"The Estonian digital infrastructure offers unique opportunities to put AI to good use, but only if we figure out how to create a reasonable legal framework for it. Governments need to stop forgoing their main obligations as soon as the new technological developments make it uncomfortable for them. This is the lesson we learned. This applies to digital, will apply to AI and any future developments," Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said.
The conference is followed by a roundtable discussion where global AI experts will meet the CTO of Estonia and local startup leaders. The meeting is expected to cover a broad range of emerging tech topics, from AI implementation in Estonia and Europe to international cooperation between countries, which can help ensure Estonia's leadership in e-governance.