Ibec welcomes the visit of the D9+ group to Dublin today, as well as the opportunity to participate in the programme hosted by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI).
Speaking ahead of the event, Ibec Head of Digital Economy Policy Erik O’Donovan said: “Ireland and other countries in the D9+ group stand to benefit, in terms of terms of productivity and net employment, from an intensified adoption of digital technologies, including AI (artificial intelligence). The European Commission has called AI one of the most strategic technologies of the 21st century, so it is great to see this discussion and case studies from Ireland’s AI ecosystem being showcased today.
“To accelerate our shared digital ambitions, we will need to collaborate and intensify investment in the research, skills and lifelong learning that will enable businesses and individuals create ideas and value in our digitalised economy. However, encouraging innovation in tomorrow’s ‘digital single market’, needs the right policy conditions today. We encourage Ireland and the other D9+ countries to intensify their efforts to promote innovation at the heart of current EU digital policy efforts.”