European AI Strategies: Where do Member States Stand, and Where are They Headed?

Date(s) - 04/04/2019
09:00 - 10:30

Press Club Brussels Europe


European AI Strategies: Where do Member States Stand, and Where are They Headed?

To remain competitive in the global race for artificial intelligence (AI), the European Union will need more investment, more workers trained in AI-relevant skills, more shared resources including data, and a regulatory environment that will foster the development and use of AI. To that end, in December the European Commission released a “Coordinated Plan on AI” which encourages all member states to develop their own national AI strategies by mid-2019 and to work with the Commission to develop common metrics to measure AI adoption.

While some member states have already created national AI strategies, others have not or have only included dimensions of AI within broader digital strategies. Moreover, every member state is different, so the policies, priorities, and financial commitments in each national AI strategy will vary.

Join the Center for Data Innovation for a discussion that will take stock of the progress achieved so far across member states; compare targets, priorities, and dimensions; and assess the extent to which these national strategies will support Europe’s goal of becoming a global leader in AI.

    Thursday 4 April 2019

from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

    Press Club Brussels, Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Speakers confirmed:

    H.E. Jovita Neliupšienė, Lithuania’s Ambassador to the EU

    Irina Orssich, Senior Officer at DG CONNECT, European Commission

    Janne Peltola, Senior Specialist and Counselor, Competitiveness, Industry & Internal Market, Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU

More speakers to be announced soon.

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