Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images France would also work closely with Germany, following the establishment of the JEDI collective, a research institute devoted to technological innovation. In the end, the idea was not to recreate state-funded giants like Airbus, the aides said, but to foster innovation by funding research and helping products get developed from the ground up.

“I think applying the Airbus model to artificial intelligence is an anachronism,” an aide said. Correction: Finland plans to spend about €200 million over the next four years. An earlier version of this article misattributed that figure.  The article has been updated to clarify that the strategy will be unveiled Thursday.  You must be logged in to post a comment.

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