European AI Strategies: Where do Member States Stand, and Where are They Headed?

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Espace Banca Monte Paschi Belgio
Avenue d'Auderghem 22-28
Brussels 1040

**Now to be hosted at the Espace Banca Monte Paschi Belgio.**

To remain competitive in the global race for artificial intelligence (AI), the European Union will need more investment, more workers trained in AI-relevant skills, more shared resources including data, and a regulatory environment that will foster the development and use of AI. To that end, in December the European Commission released a “Coordinated Plan on AI” which encourages all member states to develop their own national AI strategies by mid-2019 and to work with the Commission to develop common metrics to measure AI adoption.

While some member states have already created national AI strategies, others have not or have only included dimensions of AI within broader digital strategies. Moreover, every member state is different, so the policies, priorities, and financial commitments in each national AI strategy will vary.

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a discussion that will take stock of the progress achieved so far across member states; compare targets, priorities, and dimensions; and assess the extent to which these national strategies will support Europe’s goal of becoming a global leader in AI.

Follow @DataInnovation and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #datainnovation.

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Virginijus Sinkevičius
Minister of Economy and Innovation
Republic of Lithuania
Keynote Speaker
Eline Chivot
Senior Policy Analyst
Center for Data Innovation
Irina Orssich
Senior Officer at DG CONNECT
European Commission
Janne Peltola
Counsellor for Competitiveness (Industry and Internal Market)
Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU
Pascal Rogard
Digital, Telecom and Postal Service Counselor
French Permanent Representation to the EU
Claudine Vliegen
Attaché for Telecom and Digital Affairs
Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU