Artificial intelligence > AI initiatives worldwide

Artificial intelligence is at the top of policy agendas for stakeholders and governmental institutions at both national and international levels. This page brings together links to a selection of AI initiatives being undertaken around the world.

National AI initiatives

A selection of national AI initiatives


Australia Australia


Austria Austria


Belgium Belgium


Canada Canada


China China


Czech-Republic Czech Republic


Denmark Denmark


Estonia Estonia


Finland Finland


France France


Germany Germany


India India


Italy Italy


Japan Japan


South-Korea Korea


Lithuania Lithuania


 Luxembourg Luxembourg


Malta Malta


Mexico Mexico


 Netherlands Netherlands


 New-Zealand New Zealand


Norway Norway


Poland Poland

  • In November 2018, the Ministry of Digitization published an action plan  (in Polish) to develop an AI strategy.


Portugal Portugal

  • In February 2019, the Portuguese government launched AI Portugal 2030, which seeks strengthen economic growth, scientific excellence, and human development using with AI. 


Saudi-Arabia Saudi Arabia


Singapore Singapore


Spain Spain


Sweden Sweden


United-Arab-Emirates United Arab Emirates


United-Kingdom United Kingdom


United-States United States


International AI initiatives

A selection of international AI initiatives


European Commission




Nordic-Baltic Region


UNESCO - World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST)


United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

Private stakeholder initiatives

A selection of private stakeholder initiatives on AI


AI Intitative

Governing the Rise of Artificial Intelligence – A Global Civic Debate”, launched September 2017


Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability”, USACM, January 2017




Beijing AI Principles

  • Beijing AI Principles, published by the Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence (BAAI); Peking University; Tsinghua University; Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Artifical Intelligence Industry Innovation Strategy Alliance (AITISA), May 2019


Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Canada


China's Aritifical Intelligence Industry Alliance




European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)


Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in Machine Learning (FATML)


Future of Life Institute


GE Healthcare




Harvard University




Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)


Institute of Business Ethics (IBE)


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)




Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI)


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)






Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (PAI)


Public Voice Calition


Stanford University




UNI Global Union


University of Cambridge


University of Montreal


University of Oxford