The European Approach to AI: What is next?

July 7, 2020

The European Commission released its long anticipated white paper on Artificial intelligence in February this year, before Covid-19 caused the shuttering of much of Europe’s economy. The White Paper carries as its subtitle – “A European approach to excellent and trust”, and sought to create a synthesis between trust and ethics, the skills agenda, a focus on where Europe can lead with impact, while providing a regulatory framework that remains flexible as technology develops.

This Qualcomm and Forum Europe Tech Policy Talk will seek to re-energise the discussion on Europe’s AI journey and reflect on lessons learned to date on our relationship with and use of technology through the pandemic, and how this might inform the future approach.

Outline Agenda

Investing in Europe’s Future: Innovation, R&D and Talent
2020-11-12
15:00 - 15:00
Welcome
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Moderator: Paul Adamson
Chairman, Forum Europe
15:01 - 15:10
Keynote Speech
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Mariya Gabriel
Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission
15:10 - 15:20
Paul Adamson and Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, in conversation
15:20 - 16:10
High-Level Discussion
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Moderator: Paul Adamson
Chairman, Forum Europe
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Mariya Gabriel
Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission
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Cristian-Silviu Busoi
Member and Chair of the ITRE Committee, European Parliament
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Miapetra Kumpula-Natri
Member, European Parliament
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Luísa Henriques
Coordinator for Research and Space, Portuguese Permanent Representation to the European Union
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Donald J. Rosenberg
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Qualcomm
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Bruno Liebhaberg
Director General, CERRE
16:10 - 16:30
Audience Q&A
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Session moderator: Paul Adamson, Chairman, Forum Europe

Max Welling, VP Technologies, Qualcomm and Research Chair in Machine Learning, the University of Amsterdam

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

Henna Virkkunen, Member, European Parliament

Robert Dehm, Attaché, Information Society and Telecommunications, Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU

Claudine Vliegen, Attaché, Telecom and Digital Affairs, Permanent Representation of The Netherlands to the EU

Max Welling, VP Technologies, Qualcomm and Research Chair in Machine Learning, the University of Amsterdam

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

Speakers Included

Max Welling

VP Technologies, Qualcomm and Research Chair in Machine Learning, the University of Amsterdam

Liesje Schreinemacher

Member

European Parliament

Henna Virkkunen

Member

European Parliament

Robert Dehm

Attaché, Information Society and Telecommunications, Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU 

Claudine Vliegen

Attaché, Telecom and Digital Affairs, Permanent Representation of The Netherlands to the EU

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Participant Comments

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

Lively discussion on the conditions needed to advance the digital transition in Europe. We have what it takes in order to become a digital leader, but it is high time to step up our game.

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

Eva Maydell, Member, European Parliament

When we speak about AI we should not only focus on the ethical requirements but also on the disruptive effects it has on any industry. We need agile policymaking, which enables innovation, data access & cooperation across sectors, so we reap the benefits of technology.

Eva Maydell, Member, European Parliament

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Thanks for the invitation and for this very well organised tech policy talk!

Claire-Marie Healy, Project Manager, CERRE Think Tank

Lively discussion on the conditions needed to advance the digital transition in Europe. We have what it takes in order to become a digital leader, but it is high time to step up our game.”

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

When we speak about #AI we should not only focus on the ethical requirements but also on the disruptive effects it has on any industry. We need agile policymaking, which enables #innovation, #data access & cooperation across sectors, so we reap the benefits of technology.”

Eva Maydell, Member, European Parliament

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Event Partners

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