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Sector initiatives and applied AI projects


AI Sweden’s sector initiatives are a way for organizations from both the private and public sectors to join forces to tackle some of the major challenges where AI has the potential to be an important part of the solutions.

AI provides powerful tools for societal change and AI Sweden wants to strategically engage in challenges where no single actor can solve the entire problem. That is why AI Sweden together with its partners is leading three sector initiatives that are central to our society going forward. 

To pave the way for AI as a natural part of the Swedish healthcare system, the 290 municipalities, and the energy system, those three areas have been selected as AI Sweden’s first sector initiatives. They serve as platforms where stakeholders can join forces to explore how AI is best used, develop both core technology and specific implementations, and build knowledge around best practices and what needs to be explored further.

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Information-driven healthcare

The sector initiative information-driven healthcare supports Swedish healthcare organizations to develop AI solutions. The goal is to offer more information-driven, personalized, and scalable healthcare.

 A handbook for information-driven care

AI for municipalities and civil society

The mobilization for AI in municipalities and civil society (Kraftsamling för AI i kommuner och civilsamhälle) is a four-year investment and effort together with Vinnova to tailor support and resources for Sweden’s 290 municipalities and many civil society organizations to use AI.


Our initiative around energy focuses on the implementation of AI in energy demand productions, analyzing patterns and optimizing energy production and consumption. This initiative aims to achieve a more sustainable and efficient energy grid.

Energy project

All ongoing projects

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Federated Fleet Learning

As the focus on policies and regulations concerning data sharing, security and storage intensifies, conventional centralized AI approaches to model training are anticipated to face mounting challenges...
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LeakPro: Leakage profiling and risk oversight for machine learning models

Many recent works have highlighted the possibility of extracting data from trained machine-learning models. However, these examples are typically performed under idealistic conditions and it is...
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AI for Impact: Call for social entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations supporting social entrepreneurship

AI Sweden, with funding from, is running the AI for Impact project, which aims to strengthen Swedish social entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations working towards social sustainability...
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AI for a deep green transition

How can AI accelerate a deep green transition? AI Sweden is joining forces with WWF Sweden to explore this question.
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A shared digital assistant for the public sector

AI Sweden, in collaboration with partners, is developing a digital assistant for the public sector based on AI technology. The objective is to streamline text-based tasks, freeing up time for more...
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Multimodal language model

AI Sweden's language team is taking the next major step by initiating the development of Sweden's first large multimodal language model. The new model is expected, just like GPT-SW3, to become an...
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AI Sweden, together with RISE and WASP WARA Media & Language, have developed a large-scale generative language model for the Nordic languages, primarily Swedish.
Precision forestry project

Precision forestry

The concept of Precision forestry involves the use of high-resolution data to make precise decisions based on data from digital twins of forests at tree level. The goal of the project is to develop a...
Federated Learning In Banking

Federated Learning In Banking

Money laundering poses a significant societal threat as it enables criminals to utilize illicit funds, undermines public trust, and damages the financial system. To combat money laundering...

Interdisciplinary expert pool for NLU

This project aims to establish and test a new form of cross-disciplinary collaboration for accelerating applied AI in the context of AI-driven language technology: The Interdisciplinary Expert Pool...
Digital Forensics Sweden Project

Digital Forensics Sweden

AI Sweden is collaborating with the Digital Forensics Sweden network in order to explore how AI can be used in digital forensics.
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GPT-SW3 validation project

Can a large-scale Swedish generative language model reduce the threshold for using advanced language models to solve text processing tasks across a variety of sectors and use cases?
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SpaceEdge is the world’s first open testbed for space app development with the possibility for developers to upload their apps to SpaceCloud in-orbit.
Regulatory Pilot Testbed Project

Regulatory Pilot Testbed

The Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection (IMY) started Regulatory Pilot Testbed together with Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Region Halland, and AI Sweden. The project focused on legal guidance...
Base platform for data processing and analysis project

Base platform for data processing and analysis

AI Sweden, Statistics Sweden and Örebro University are creating a base platform for data processing and analysis. The aim is to accelerate the establishment of new data labs where different actors can...
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Data Readiness Lab

The Data Readiness Lab provides a collaborative environment and contributes skills, tools, frameworks and resources to increase data readiness and data maturity among actors in both the public and...
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The SuperLim project forms a Swedish version of the English benchmarking platform (Super)GLUE. The first version of an evaluation framework for Swedish language models has now been released with a set...

Past projects

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Swedish Space Data Lab 2.0

The National Space Data Lab 2.0 (SDL2.0) is a collaborative project led by AI Sweden, RISE, Luleå Technological University (LTU), and the Swedish National Space Agency (Rymdstyrelsen), and funded by...
DataRätt InnoVation (DRIV) projekt

DataRätt InnoVation (DRIV) 2021-2023

The DataRights Innovation (DRIV) project aimed to create conditions for efficiently and accurately handling legal issues arising in research and innovation projects (R&I) within data-driven innovation...
AI-satsning för västsvenska små och medelstora företag

AI transformation support for SMEs

This initiative, part of the AI Change Agent West project, has supported 100 SMEs in West Sweden in beginning their AI maturity journey, ensuring that Western Swedish companies, value chains, and...
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AI Ethics Lab

The purpose of the Swedish AI Ethics Lab is to provide guidance and support in implementing ethics in AI development.
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AI and children

When using and developing AI solutions, we need to consider children’s rights in order to protect and support our youngest citizens. As one of 15 selected pilots globally, three Swedish municipalities...

Pilot study for federated language models in Swedish


AI Sweden is joining the National Library of Sweden and Scaleout Systems for a pilot on federatively trained language models. This will be the first federative, large-scale modelling of artificial...

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AI Driven Mobility

The pilot project 'AI-driven mobility' acts as a dedicated component to accelerate the use of AI among various actors in the Swedish mobility ecosystem.
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Federated Learning Testbed

Federated learning is a new way of machine learning with the potential to allow the use of sensitive data while complying with legal requirements. AI Sweden, together with partners, is creating a...
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AI in the service of the climate

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and our societies need to adapt urgently. At the same time, artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the main tools for exponentially...
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Swedish Language Data Lab

A thoroughly developed base for Natural Language Processing (NLP) is one of the cornerstones of successful AI applications. NLP is one of AI Sweden's strategic areas, and the Swedish Language Data Lab...
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Swedish Space Data Lab 1.0

The objective of the Swedish Space Data Lab is to increase the use of data from space for the development of society and industry and for the good of the planet. Swedish Space Data Lab, is a...
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SCAPIS AI platform

The SCAPIS AI platform aims to create a secure research environment with access to the relevant infrastructure, tools, and processes for AI development, initially on the basis of image data from...
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For many AI systems, there is a high demand for good computer vision datasets. There are only a few datasets on the market today which are free and open. The purpose of the VAMLAV project – Validation...
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AI Innovation for the Media Industry

The Media Industry and AI is a pilot project intended to initiate collaboration between media organizations, AI Sweden, and the innovation platform Medier & demokrati. The goal is to establish and...
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Swedish Medical Language Data Lab

An extensive amount of medical text data is produced in Swedish healthcare, dental care, and the life sciences sector. The Swedish Medical Language Data Lab aims to develop language models for the...
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Road Data Lab

There are lots of different stakeholders on the roads. Many of them are collecting huge amounts of data for various purposes, such as autonomous driving, maps and navigation, public transportation...
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Baltic Seabird Hackaton

Guillemots return to the same ledge on Stora Karlsö, outside Gotland every spring, to lay eggs and raise their chicks. This year, they were filmed during their spring months and the extensive material...
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Space Data Hackathon

One of the largest challenges when it comes to space data analysis is cloud occlusion, which means that areas on the images are fully or partially covered by clouds and hamper the analysis. By...
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Adipocyte Cell Imaging Challenge

During November 2020 AI Sweden and AstraZeneca challenged the AI community to solve the problem of labeling cell images without requiring toxic preprocessing of cell cultures. The task was to utilize...
Language Models for Swedish Authorities project

Language Models for Swedish Authorities

The project develops large-scale language models for the Swedish public sector, enabling a number of applications with specific relevance to Swedish authorities.
Impact Innovation: Prevention 360

Impact Innovation: Prevention 360

Prevention 360 is a prestudy by AI Sweden together with Nollvision Cancer, Informationsdriven Vård, Prevention Barnfetma, and Fokus Patient. Please note: This project has ended

For more information, contact

Johanna Bergman
Johanna Bergman
Director of Strategic Development
+46 (0)73-157 05 09