Today, the President of Latvia Egils Levits met with ministers of the Nordic and Baltic countries to discuss the digital transformation in the region. Participants of the meeting agreed that region is united by the shared ambition of becoming the global innovation champion and offering the most progressive public services, create opportunities for businesses and the region, thus ensuring continuous growth and high global competitiveness. President of Latvia and Nordic and Baltic ministers discussed the contradictory sides of technologies and artificial intelligence (AI). Given the rapid pace of the technological development, where should we draw the line beyond which AI no longer makes decisions on our behalf. Other ethical aspects were also discussed. Nordic and Baltic ministers have arrived to Riga for the International Baltic Sea Region 5G ecosystem forum ‘5G Techitory’. The aim of this year’s forum is to promote cooperation between countries of the Baltic Sea Region in the development of 5G technology.

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