The Minister of Innovation and Growth Milena Stoycheva Milena Stoycheva has educational degrees and specializations from Bulgarian and international and the Director General of Intel for Poland Michael Joga, responsible for the company's artificial intelligence programs for Europe, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Innovation and Growth and the corporation.

The memorandum marks the beginning of cooperation between Bulgaria and Intel in the field of artificial intelligence. The document was signed in Gdańsk within the framework of the Intel conference "Skills of the Future" 2023. In it, Minister Stoycheva also participated as a speaker in the panel "Skills that promote sustainable development and innovation".

"The cooperation with Intel and the inclusion of Bulgaria in the network of countries and ecosystems working for the development of artificial intelligence and deep technologies will allow faster adaptation and development of businesses and people to the new environment through the potential of new technologies. It will help them develop the skills they need to be competitive. The purpose of the memorandum is to provide the necessary training and access to key skills to work with artificial intelligence, "said the Minister of Innovation and Growth at the signing of the memorandum. Stoycheva explained that the Ministry of Innovation, in cooperation with other institutions, will develop a program for improving the qualification and skills to work with artificial intelligence and new technologies, which will also target companies.

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"Intel® Digital Readiness programs aim to democratize access to new technologies so that people can use them skillfully and can create solutions to socially significant problems themselves. The Intel® AI for Youth program provides young people with an understanding of artificial intelligence and equips them with a range of skills and attitudes to take advantage of its capabilities," said Michael Joga during the ceremony.

The memorandum envisages through the Intel® Digital Readiness programs to create a partnership with government, academia and industry stakeholders. The second step is to sign an additional agreement with which the Ministry of Innovation and Growth and Intel will implement the Intel® AI for Youth program in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science and other institutions. More than 32,000 students aged 13 to 19 have been trained under Intel's program in more than 21 countries. The company will train and certify teachers and mentors from Bulgaria. The Ministry of Innovation and Growth will provide the capacity to manage projects through local implementing bodies, public or private, the MIR press office announced.

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