03 June 2024

Microsoft is investing heavily in AI in Sweden, and Linköping University is contributing to the work of improving skills in the field.

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Microsoft will invest SEK 33.7 billion in Sweden over two years in cloud infrastructure and artificial intelligence. Part of this money will go to an AI skills boost to increase the knowledge of 250,000 Swedes in the field of AI, both in business and the public sector, as well as students and co-workers at higher education institutions. A so-called insight council will be linked to the competence programme, and Linköping University will play a leading role in it, working together with several other parties on the issues relating to the increase in competence.

“We are happy and it will be a fun challenge! We are a natural choice for Microsoft to work with because we have deep expertise and long experience in AI”, says Digitalisation Director Joakim Nejdeby.

Other partners and representatives in the skills programme will include Arbetsförmedlingen (the Swedish Public Employment Service), TechSverige and partners in the Swedish Microsoft Responsible AI Innovation Center.

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