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.
Date and Time:
- Thursday, April 4, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
- Espace Banca Monte Paschi Belgio, Avenue d’Auderghem 22-28, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Eline Chivot, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation
Irina Orssich, Policy Officer at DG CONNECT, European Commission
Janne Peltola, Counselor for Competitiveness (Industry and Internal Market), Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU
- Pascal Rogard, Digital, Telecom and Postal Service Counselor, Permanent Representation of France to the EU
- Virginijus Sinkevičius, Lithuania’s Minis
ter of Economy and Innovation
- Claudine Vliegen, Attaché for Telecom and Digital Affairs, Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU