Date(s) - 05/10/2021 - 08/10/2021
Technology is moving faster than ever, with Artificial intelligence (AI) at the forefront in reshaping the world and changing the lives of people and society.
AI is not only one more technology, it is more and more part of our daily lives. Interacting with your digital assistant, asking to reproduce your favourite music, employing corrective text to help you to write an efficient email or using navigation apps which reroute you due to traffic and construction is no longer the realm of fantasy.
Due to its high-tech innovations, AI can bring a wide range of economic and societal benefits across the entire spectrum of social, economic and environmental sectors. At the same time, due to its faster growth and increasing applications and capabilities, AI entails a number of potential risks, such as privacy, inequality, opaque decision-making, fairness and bias or safety.
Recently, the European Commission has promoted several initiatives to set up the principles of a trustworthy and secure AI. In 2019 the high-level expert group on AI presented Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence. Two years later, on 21st April 2021, the European Commission published a regulatory framework to monitor AI, laying down harmonised rules on AI, the so-called Artificial Intelligence Act.
In addition, EU Member States have also understood that they need to keep up with AI progress. Many already adopted national AI strategies, while others are in the final drafting phase. Given that a European-centred approach to AI is essential, the EU has put in place measures to strengthen coordination mechanisms and to provide analysis and studies through the creation of AI Watch.
The aim of this workshop is to raise awareness and stimulate the debate related to AI regulation. These days of general discussion on AI regulation are open to the public and will have a multi-stakeholder approach, bringing together the private sector, academia, civil society, and governments representatives.
The event will be structured in three thematic interactive panels. The panels will run over 3 days. Each panel will have about 2h30 of duration. The event will run in hybrid mode, with attendants in person and remotely.