The first five-year National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, which will determine the main directions of Turkey's technological development, was presented to the public in the Information Technology Valley in the northwestern province of Kocaeli.
"In order to achieve technological transformation, it is necessary to use artificial intelligence more effectively in all spheres of the economy and public life," said Ali Taha Koç, head of the Digital Transformation Department.
According to him, the strategy was developed in accordance with the 11th five-year economic development plan of Turkey, in order to bring the share of production with the involvement of artificial intelligence to 5 percent of the country's GDP by 2025.
“In the next 10 years, up to 14 percent of global GDP will be provided by artificial intelligence technologies. It is not a choice of countries, but an indispensable tool for development. Turkey seeks to turn from a technology importing country into a manufacturer and exporter,” Koç emphasized.
Mustafa Varank, Industry and Technology Minister, speaking about the details of the document, which includes 24 goals and 119 events, emphasized the importance of qualified human resources in achieving the goals in the field of artificial intelligence.
“Turkey plans to employ at least 50 thousand people in the field of artificial intelligence by 2025. For this reason, we have identified very important measures for the training of qualified personnel. We also strive to ensure that our country entered the TOP-20 in international artificial intelligence indices. We will move towards this ", - said the head of the Ministry of Industry.
The main priorities in the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence of Turkey are:
- training experts in the field of artificial intelligence and increasing employment in this field
- supporting research, innovation and innovation
- access to quality data and technical infrastructure
- taking measures to accelerate socio-economic harmony
- strengthening international cooperation and accelerating structural and personnel transformation.