European AI Forum (2020-07-06)
The COVID pandemic has revealed unprecedented challenges in Europe and the rest of the world. What possibilities does AI offer to master current challenges, enable new opportunities and business models and further develop a European economy taking full advantage of digitization, data and AI?
Challenges ahead for European AI
The European Union is bracing for a slow and gradual recovery from the COVID pandemic. To support its citizens and businesses, the EU has proposed a €2 trillion recovery fund to be built into the EU’s next long-term budget. What will the impact of the recovery be on our economy, our healthcare and our culture? Can AI play a role? The aim of this panel is to examine how to confront the aftermath of the pandemic, especially in the context of economic recovery and new technologies.
European AI regulatory framework
What is the balance between innovation and regulation? Can regulation support innovation or is it more of a hindrance? At the end of the consultation on the EU’s White Paper on Artificial Intelligence, the response is mixed. It is undeniable, however, that Europe must take its own approach to innovation and regulation than the USA or China. But how to create a common framework for artificial intelligence in a Europe of 27 national states? It is clear that Europe only has a chance on the global AI market if a common European solution is identified.
European digital infrastructure for AI
Today’s issues regarding the recovery of the economy address high challenges to AI. How are European players going to take their part in these challenges ? Is the development of AI in Europe going to further draw companies and citizen in the dependency of non-European AI & data solutions ? Or are we at the turning point to develop a “European AI and Data Community” or an “AI – Airbus” ? The Gaia X project may be the solution.