Europe’s chance to lead on Artificial Intelligence
14:30 - 15:45
In the frantic race to develop more advanced forms of Artificial Intelligence, Europe seems to be caught in the middle between the US and China. Both countries invest more money and resources and appear to have well-shaped plans to lead. The European Commission has appointed a High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence to develop ethical guidelines as well as policy and investment recommendations, aimed at promoting European competitiveness. What are the key steps Europe should take to lead in this increasingly crowded space? Should Europe adopt a protectionist approach to AI and data? Should a major initiative such as a “CERN for AI” be launched in this field? And should Europe seek to compete with the US, China and other superpowers on all fronts, or only on specific aspects of AI?