The EU’s Artificial Intelligence legislative proposals are due in April and will attempt to further develop a European approach to and application of AI that balances social, economic, innovation, and ethical imperatives.
Forum Europe’s 3rd Annual Artificial Intelligence conference will gather some 1000 participants from around Europe and beyond to examine what the proposals should look like, focussing on the following key areas:
This year’s event will feature a significant focus on AI and its potential to deliver positive impacts in the area of health and disease prevention and will look ahead to new rules on clarifying AI liability coming later in the year.
Commissioner for Internal Market
Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
Chair of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age (AIDA)
Secretary of State for Digitalization and AI
Government of Spain
Head of Unit, Artificial Intelligence Policy Development and Coordination, DG CONNECT
Acting Director of Data and Head of Unit, Data Policy and Innovation, DG CONNECT
Vice President - Artificial Intelligence Technology
Legal Officer, AI Data and Liability in Healthcare, Unit B3, Digital Health, European Reference Networks, DG SANTE
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10:00 - 10:30
Opening Keynote Session
10:30 - 11:45
Session One | Trust, Excellence, and the Governance of AI
In September 2020, President Von der Leyen reiterated the Commission’s ambitions to support the development and use of ‘human centric AI’. Prior to the release of the legislative proposals on Artificial Intelligence in April 2021, this session will examine what the proposal’s provisions are expected to be and explore the extent to which they address the twin objectives of boosting the development and uptake of AI and of addressing the risks in line with European values. Speakers will debate the extent to which new proposed rules clarifying AI liability expected to be released later on this year are necessary in order to offer protections against specific risks that could be triggered by the use of certain AI applications. This session will also discuss how concepts of an ‘ecosystem of trust’ and an ‘ecosystem of excellence’, previously introduced in the White Paper released in 2020 are closely interlinked and how they can reinforce each other to support the adoption of AI across society and to develop a solid and vibrant AI industry in Europe.
11:45 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:45
Session Two | Data, Cloud and Computing Infrastructure for AI: Where is Europe headed?
AI’s true potential in supporting Europe’s economic growth can only be unleashed if quality data is accessible and if the appropriate computing infrastructure is deployed to underpin this. As AI applications depend on data to train and develop algorithms and machine-learning models, it is essential that data sets used are of high-quality, come in large enough volumes, are unbiased, and that an infrastructure capable of powerful data analysis is in place. To meet these conditions, the European Commission has released a number of initiatives including the European Strategy for Data – which outlines a series of actions for the coming years to and foresees spending of up to €6 billion to create a European single market for data, – along with infrastructure plans under the Digital Europe Programme to support high-performance, edge and quantum computing, as well as cloud infrastructure. This session will discuss these policy initiatives, identify possible gaps and challenges that will need to be addressed to accelerate access to, and the sharing and processing of industrial data, both key elements to the deployment of Artificial Intelligence across Europe.
14:15 - 14:45
Session Three | AI and Healthcare
Nowhere is the application of AI more controversial and at the same time, promising, than in the area of healthcare. In 2021, the European Commission proposes to further the development of its health data spaces in Europe, both for primary and secondary use of data, as a means of facilitating innovation and insight to improve health outcomes. With the global pandemic as the context, this session will look at how artificial intelligence is currently being utilised in Europe within the health care sector, how it could be applied in future and deployed to support disease prevention, and where the medical profession and society might see the greatest benefit. Given Covid-19 and its impact on economies, livelihoods and lives, is it necessary to rethink how technology is utilised in the health sector?
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