The Government has begun the process to choose the headquarters of the Spanish Agency for Supervision of Artificial Intelligence (Aesia), which, finallywill not be located in Madrid. At the end of 2021, it was approved to create this entity, after a proposal by More Country-Equowhich aims to monitor the algorithms of social networks.
In a period of one month, the Executive will have to inform the local entities and autonomous communities about the requirements to be able to apply to this process. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation Those applications that have a strong business and technological research ecosystem will prevail. In addition, the ability to receive and train professionals specialized in artificial intelligence, social sciences or ethics will be taken into account.
Some of the candidates that apply are Granada or Santiago de Compostela. This new agency has the main tasks of supervising the uses of this technology and minimizing its risks. For this, the entity will be provided with a budget of five million euros for this course.
The institution will have a budget of around five million euros
The newly minted institution will have autonomy, independence, its own assets and administrative powers. The candidates, in this sense, may offer the transfer of real estate, the assumption of financial costs of the transfer or measures to support the transfer of personnel.
Spain wants to become one of the pioneer countries of Europe in dealing with artificial intelligence. In fact, in this matter the Government wants to launch a pilot project of sandbox, term used to talk about a regulation that adapts to the digital environment.