Artificial intelligence (AI) applications evolve rapidly and are an important factor to solve various challenges trade and investment promotion agencies are facing today. While many have experimented with AI (e.g. in the form of a chatbot or proof of concept), few have investigated a structural approach in its adoption that considers all layers of the public organisation. As AI is set to have an impact on all internal processes, people and hierarchical structures, such an approach is urgent and highly relevant to benefit from AI in an ethical and sustainable way.
‘Blueprint for Artificial Intelligence Adoption’ is a project that aims to provide an answer to this controversy and has set out to create a strategy and implementation road map for AI at Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT). FIT promotes international entrepreneurship in the region of Flanders in a sustainable way, as a key element in the region’s socio-economic development. FIT’s mission is twofold: to support Flanders-based companies in their international activities, and to attract foreign investors to Flanders. Companies can call upon FIT’s network at home and abroad.