AI Competence for Sweden is a national initiative for education and competence development in artificial intelligence. The Swedish government launched the initiative in June, 2018. In the first phase, the initiative is in progress during 2018 and 2019.
Within the initiative, seven universities work together to create a knowledge platform and offer courses for practicing professionals. The seven universities are Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Linköping University, Lund University, Umeå University and Örebro University. The initiative is designed to allow additional universities to join afterwards.
The knowledge platform builds on and supplement ongoing initiatives at the universities related to artificial intelligence. The practical work with the knowledge platform has two emphases:
1. A joint homepage on which the universities show different educational opportunities geared towards the business and public sectors. The homepage illustrates and makes available the different educational initiatives that are conducted within AI Competence for Sweden. Chalmers manages the work with engagement by the other universities. We publish available courses on the homepage continually.
2. Regular meetings with key people from the seven participating universities who are engaged in the development of AI Competence for Sweden. The universities plan and carry out the initiative in an efficient manner. It is about steering, leading and coordinating all activities and functions within the different parts of the initiative.
Chalmers University of Technology coordinates the effort and leads a national coordination group with representatives from each university:
Jan Smith, Chalmers University of Technology (Managing Director)
Per-Olof Larsson, Chalmers University of Technology
Fredrika Lagergren Wahlin, University of Gothenburg
Miroslaw Staron, University of Gothenburg
Jan Gulliksen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Leif Kari, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Urban Forsberg, Linköping University
Fredrik Heintz, Linköping University
Susanne Norrman, Lund University
Kalle Åström, Lund University
Helena Lindgren, Umeå University
Amy Loutfi, Örebro University
Camilla Ulvmyr, Örebro University