Artificial intelligence (AI) can be a driver for productivity and economic growth in Europe. The new technology can also help addressing some of the most pressing societal challenges.
However, there is a fair risk that Europe will lose its competitive edge with the United States and China in the global race for AI leadership. The European Commission has already adopted a “Communication on Artificial Intelligence for Europe” and established the AI High-Level Expert Group in order to join forces and enable real progress on AI in Europe. At the EIF dinner debate on AI we would to discuss especially three topics:
- How can private and public sector mobilize significant AI investment in Europe that enables us to compete with the US and China?
- What regulatory framework do we need in Europe to provide legal certainty for AI investments, to establish a fully functioning single market for AI products and services and to address the risks related to AI?
- And what kind of guidelines and safeguards do we need to put in place to ensure that AI development in Europe will respect European values and ethical standards?
Pilar del Castillo MEP and EIF Chair
Lucilla Sioli, Director, Dir A — Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, DG CNECT, European Commission
Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy, CEPS
Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE
António Carlos Correia Fernandes, Vice-President Network Analytics & Big Data, Deutsche Telekom