Supported by European Union’s Research and Innovation framework programme, Horizon 2020, AI4PublicPolicy is a joint effort of policy makers and Cloud/AI experts to unveil AI’s potential for automated, transparent and citizen-centric development of public policies. To this end, the project will deliver, validate, demonstrate and promote a novel open cloud platform, the AI4PublicPolicy Platform, for automated, scalable, transparent and citizen-centric policy management based on unique AI technologies.
The AI4PublicPolicy platform will be an open Virtualized Policy Management Environment (VPME) that will provide fully-fledged policy development/management functionalities based on AI technologies such as Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL), NLP and chatbots, while leveraging citizens’ participation and feedback. It will support the entire policy development lifecycle, based on technologies for the extraction, simulation, evaluation and optimisation of interoperable and reusable public policies, with emphasis on citizen-oriented feedback loops.
AI4PublicPolicy will complement public policy development functionalities ensuring the effective transition from legacy policy development models to emerging AI-based policymaking.
The AI4PublicPolicy VPME will be integrated with the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) platform with a dual objective. First to facilitate access to the Cloud and high-performance computing (HPC) resources of EOSC/EGI that are required to enable the project’s AI tools; and second to boost the sustainability and wider use of the project’s developments.
AI4PublicPolicy’s business plan for sustaining, expanding and commercialising the AI tools and the VPME is based on the development of a community of interested and engaged stakeholders (i.e. public authorities and other policymakers) around the project’s platform.