Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ meetings in Davos with Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger and Alphabet President, CIO and CFO Ruth Porat and Google President for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Matt Brittin

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met today with the CEO of Intel, Pat Gelsinger, followed by the President and Chief Investment Officer, Chief Financial Officer of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, Ruth Porat, and the President of Google’s business and operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Matt Brittin, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

During the meetings, they discussed the investment opportunities offered by Greece, the comparative advantages and economic performance of Greece, with high growth rates that consistently exceed the European average, as well as developments in artificial intelligence, an area in which the Prime Minister’s interlocutors congratulated him on the government’s initiatives.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis referred to the digital transformation of the state, the emergence of the Greek ecosystem of high-tech companies, the steps the government has taken to map the opportunities and challenges arising from developments in the field of artificial intelligence, and the high level of specialisation and education offered by the Greek educational system.

During the meeting with Google executives, the potential for cooperation in the use of advanced technology for the prediction of extreme weather phenomena and natural disasters was discussed.

They also discussed ways of using artificial intelligence to optimise the operation of traffic lights in the Attica Region.

Mr Gelsinger, Ms Porat and Mr Brittin congratulated the Prime Minister on his re-election and stressed the importance of political stability in an environment of international uncertainty and limited visibility for the future.