EUI Alumni Association event

Residence Palace (Rue de la Loi 175, Brussels) on Monday 18 February, 17:30-20:30.

Redscope Consulting is delighted to be a part of the EUI Alumni Association next event in Brussels. Based on the recent European Commission communication ‘Artificial Intelligence for Europe’ and its Coordinated Action Plan, the panel will debate the three pillars highlighted by the Commission’s Communication:

  1. being ahead of technological developments and encouraging uptake by the public and private sectors,
  2. ensuring an appropriate legal and ethical framework,
  3. and preparing for socio-economic change.

The focus of the panel debate will be that of digital transformation and artificial intelligence (AI) & robotics in Europe. The larger question will, however, be: what role can Europe play in the domain of AI?


17:30-17:45 Arrival
17:45-18:00 Welcome from the EUI Alumni Association – Alessandra Chirico (AA Vice President)
18:00-19:00 Panel Discussion:
Mario Mariniello (EPSC)
Koen Jonkers (JRC)
Claudia de Castro Calderinha (Redscope Consulting)
Alexandre de Streel (CRIDS/Namur Digital Institute / University of Namur)
19:00-19:30 Q&A and common discussion
19:30-20:30 Networking reception

In the last couple of years, several EU countries as well as the European Commission have been publishing AI strategies, planning new investments in research in the area, facilitating uptake from industry, and looking on how to ensure an inclusive and socially responsible development in AI. Moreover, different stakeholders have called for a specific European approach, different from the market-dominated one of the US and the control-oriented approach of China. Notwithstanding, the question about the role to be specifically played by the European Union remains. Should the EU for instance promote development of AI through investments, coordinate national policies, or engage in regulation?

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