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Head of Industry Collaborations and Data Sharing programs, DigitalNorway

Helge Dahl-Jørgensen represent DigitalNorway in driving industry collaboration initiatives and data sharing projects in collaboration with key stakeholders from public and private sector.

Helge and DigitalNorway are engaged in bringing ideas, expertise and experiences into concrete offerings that accelerate the ongoing digital uptake across large and smaller Norwegian businesses. Dugnad!


Currently Helge is part of a team setting out to build a Norwegian Data Factory. New digital services, products, models and business creations require access to usable data. The Norwegian data factory will cater more sharing of data and give quicker and easier access to usable data and analytics infrastructure for Norwegian enterprises.


Helge holds an MSc in Industrial economics and technology management from NTNU. He has previous experience from the private sector, with managerial positions within Innovation, strategy and tech.

Tell us about your first encounter with artificial intelligence (AI)?

I have no idea. I guess already then I was exposed without my knowledge. But I remember google search with its relevance scoring got us thinking.

What is your competence within the field of AI? 

My competence is more about areas of application and impact and rather than deep technical- and modelling skills

Why did you develop an interest in AI? 

I have always been interested in the use of technology and how it drives change, small and big. The area of AI includes so many different technologies, skills and application areas that will drive change on so many levels. 

Can you recommend a relevant book or film about AI? 

Machines like me, by Ian McEwan


Why should we, or should we not, be afraid of AI? 

AI today is used for good and it is used for bad. In sum I don’t think we should be afraid, but we need to educate ourselves to avoid the downfalls.


Which field, in your opinion, has the most to benefit from AI – and why? 

Healthcare, treatment and how we deliver health services will benefit a lot. Supply, distribution and use of energy…..there are  so many cases for improved productivity and optimization. 


How should the use of AI develop in the future?

Responsibly and rapidly and in sync with our societal capacity to govern


Why should participants tune in during AI+? 

There are numerous data out there provided through dataportals, datamarkets and platforms. But they are not necessarily easy to access and put to use, especially for the broad segment of small and medium sized enterprises.

Helge Dahl-Jørgensen is a speaker at the AI+ virtual conference 2021.