In a bid to establish Malta as the "Ultimate AI Launchpad," the Malta.AI Taskforce has released a public consultation document on its intended ethical framework for Artificial Intelligence technology.
The title of the document is self-explanatory: "Towards Trustworthy AI". This reflects the Maltese government's intentions of establishing a stable ground for the future development of disruptive technologies.Building on its National AI Strategy  the government intends to base the future of Malta's AI development on four objectives:
Following on from various international and institutional publications on the subject, such as that of the European Commission's High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence  , Malta.AI seeks to ensure that AI technologies are developed with the following guiding lights:
Finally, the government wishes to capitalise on last year's ground work, that is the establishment of the Malta Digital Innovation Authority and the promulgation of the Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services Act (Chapter 592 of the Laws of Malta), which provide a sound certification framework, and which will aid in the government's quest to ensure trustworthy AI.
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