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One of Sweden's most distinguished AI profiles joins AI Sweden

Friday, December 4, 2020

Daniel Gillblad is one of Sweden's foremost AI profiles and is now recruited to the Swedish national center for applied AI, AI Sweden. Daniel leaves the role of head of research for AI at RISE to become Co-Director responsible for research and strategy at AI Sweden. His main priority is to accelerate the use of AI across the country.

Daniel has been conducting research on AI since 1999 and is a heavyweight in the field. For 18 years he was a researcher, research leader and lab manager at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science, SICS. When SICS joined RISE 2018 he was appointed head of research for AI. He is now taking the next step joining AI Sweden as Co-Director.

- Sweden needs to accelerate the use of AI to be able to fully reap the benefits made possible by the technology, in terms of increased competitiveness, more resources to societal functions and an increased quality of life for our citizens. I have reached the conclusion that the best way I can contribute to this is to fully commit to AI Sweden. AI Sweden has a unique strength in its collaboration with close to 100 partners from business, academia and the public sector. I am very excited to be part of driving this development for all of Sweden, says Daniel Gillblad, Co-Director, AI Sweden.

Daniel will take up his position on December 18 and has previously been sharing his time between RISE and AI Sweden.

- As a founding partner, we see this way of strengthening AI Sweden as very positive for Sweden. We also see great opportunities to deepen our collaboration and strengthen this national investment in applied AI, says Charlotte Karlsson, Head of Division, Digital Systems, RISE.

Daniel will be one of two Co-Directors for AI Sweden.

- Daniel has been a key actor in the research landscape around AI in Sweden for a very long time. It is difficult to find any part of the strategic development of AI in Sweden that Daniel has not been a part of. We are extremely happy that his expertise and experience will now contribute to the AI journey of the entire country, says Martin Svensson, Co-Director AI Sweden.