What Should Europe Do To Embrace AI-Powered Manufacturing?

CET
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Press Club Brussels
Rue Froissart 95
Brussels
Belgium

Artificial intelligence (AI) is forcing virtually all industries to evolve. In manufacturing, it will unlock new sources of value creation, reshape business models, and accelerate value-added services such as mass customization and predictive maintenance. This represents a unique opportunity and challenge for Europe: It can nurture a global competitive advantage in the manufacturing sector—but with China and the United States racing ahead in AI, it cannot afford to lose its edge by falling behind in the technology. As the European Commission prepares a new EU industrial strategy, to support AI in manufacturing EU policymakers should develop laws and regulations that unlock investments, create a skilled workforce, and enable data sharing.

Please join ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation for a keynote address by Dario Rea, director of research and innovation at the IMA Group in Bologna, Italy, followed by a panel discussion about the future of AI-enabled manufacturing, and what European policymakers should do to help Europe thrive.

Additional speakers to be announced. 

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Speakers: 
Eline Chivot
Senior Policy Analyst
Center for Data Innovation
Moderator
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Panelist
Dario Rea
Director of Corporate Research & Innovation
Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A. (IMA)
Keynote Speaker
Dana Eleftheriadou
Head of Advanced Technologies and Digital Transformation Team, DG GROW
European Commission
Panelist