The Strategic Research Council's (SRC) funding instrument for strategic research has offered diverse opportunities for organising research on social policy, developing society's functions and solving major challenges. This is according to a new evaluation report published on 27 September, which examined whether strategic research has achieved its objectives. The evaluation focused on a seven-year period between 2014 and 2020.
Evaluation: Work on adaptation to climate change must be strengthened especially at the regional and municipal level
Finland has made significant progress on climate change adaptation in recent years, which is reflected in the legislation and strategies of different administrative branches. These strategic objectives should now be implemented more widely by increasing concrete measures both in individual sectors and at the regional and municipal levels. This is according to a new overall evaluation of progress on national climate change adaptation policy published on 26 August.
Study: Now is the time to address algorithmic discrimination, while the deployment of AI systems in Finland is still at a modest level
The use of AI systems is not yet widespread in Finland, which means it is still possible to address algorithmic discrimination from the very beginning of the AI development cycle. This is according to a new study, which developed a tool for assessing the discriminatory impacts of artificial intelligence and promoting equality in the use of AI applications.