László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology, said NATO has been “a bit slow” to react to new developments in artificial intelligence but “it is never too late to speed up the application of new solutions”.
“The main question is how AI solutions for civilian life could be used in the defense and military industry, and how NATO as an alliance, rather than member states separately, reacts to AI developments,” Palkovics told MTI by phone from Rome, where he attended this year’s NATO-Industry Forum. Palkovics said the forum is about NATO’s staying competitive against other military powers. He noted that 15 out of the 20 best universities of the world are in NATO countries, while a large part of the innovative start-ups are also in those countries. “There is no reason to think that NATO should not be competitive in that area,” he said.
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