A few months back, the Government of Malta launched the Malta.AI National Strategy. It’s nothing short of an ambitious endeavour aimed at making Malta one of the top 10 countries in the world with regards to Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, this is only the start of the journey, and real work starts now!
AI is not just another buzzword which we will forget in a few months. It is a collection of different technologies which have been under development since the Second World War. Their level of maturity is exceptionally high, and billions of people are finally benefitting from their use. So much so that people refer to AI as the new electricity of the Millennium.
The University of Malta has a crucial role to play in this strategy and is vital for its national success or failure. Let's not forget that the University has been conducting AI research for almost four decades. Its trove of expertise is unparalleled, both here in Malta and also in many other countries. But since Malta needs to accelerate its AI uptake, the only entity which can achieve this is, without doubt, the University of Malta.