Preliminary study on the Aurora national artificial intelligence programme

The aim of the preliminary study on the Aurora national artificial intelligence (AI) programme is to identify what kind of changes the life-events-based Aurora network would entail in terms of operations and management. In addition, the purpose of the preliminary study is to create a system that will enable interaction within the AI network for organisations that provide services for people’s life events and for companies' business-related events.

For the consumers of these services, the aim of Aurora is to facilitate seamless and smoothly functioning service paths in different life situations and for different life events, where these paths comprise many different service providers' services. The ways in which these aims would be put into effect will be examined during the course of the preliminary study project. The project runs from 15 September 2018 to 28 February 2019.

The first trial version of Aurora will be implemented at the preliminary study phase, by the end of February 2019, and will be based on selected life events, specifically the life event pilots launched during 2018:

  • Moving to a place of study
  • Gaining a foothold in working life through competence development
  • Wellbeing of children and parents in changing family relationships.

The practical implementation of the work packages in the preliminary study will be based on cross-sectoral, open networking. Each work package will be the responsibility of a designated public authority, which will arrange the practical details of its work package within the framework of jointly agreed rules. The members of the network will have an unrestricted opportunity to see how the work packages are put together and to follow their progress.

Part of the preliminary study project involves preparing a development and implementation plan for the Aurora national artificial intelligence programme for 2019–2022. A decision on whether to implement the programme more extensively will be made separately at a later stage, after clearer details about the entire scheme and the plans for it emerge in the preliminary study phase.

Further information

Government services entering the age of artificial intelligence – Preliminary study on the Aurora national artificial intelligence programme (press release 25 September 2018)

Appointment decision (in Finnish)

 

Aleksi Kopponen, Senior specialist 
VM, Julkisen hallinnon tieto- ja viestintätekninen osasto / Julk ICT, digitalisaatio 0295530145  


Jouko Salonen, Senior specialist 
VM, Julkisen hallinnon tieto- ja viestintätekninen osasto / Julk ICT, digitalisaatio 0295530572  


Niko Ruostetsaari, Coordinator 
VM, Julkisen hallinnon tieto- ja viestintätekninen osasto / Julk ICT, digitalisaatio 0295530309