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Invitation: “AI ’’Made in Europe’’: governmental strategies and business challenges” event

Antanas Guoga cordially invites AI industry stakeholders as well as governmental officials to a high-level event “AI ’’Made in Europe’’: governmental strategies and business challengeson the 3rd of April, at the European Parliament in Brussels. 

High level speakers from the European Commission, National Governments – Lithuania, Finland, Germany, as well as global technology companies developing global AI projects Google, IBM, Splunk, Microsoft. 

Preview of the debates at the event:

  • What needs to be done for Europe to boost its advantages in AI?
  • How member states who already adopted national strategies on AI could lead to a common EU approach on AI?
  • How do companies maintain their level of responsibility towards private data when training AI?
  • What are the ways for companies to ensure the development of trustworthy AI?  

Event Timing: 9 am – 11 am, 3rd April (Wednesday), 2019

Event Address: JAN6Q1, European Parliament, 60, Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels

Participation upon invitation. For external participants the registration is possible until 22nd of March  here.

PROGRAM

AI ’’Made in Europe’’: governmental strategies and business challenges

Organiser MEP Antanas Guoga, EPP group

3rd April, 2019

9:00- 11:00, European Parliament, JAN6Q1

9:00 – 9:10 Welcome speech by Carl Christian Buhr, Deputy Head of Cabinet of the Commissioner for Digital Econo-my and Society, European Commission   ’’Can Europe become another AI superpower?’’

9:10 – 9:15 Welcome remarks by the Minister of Economy and Innovations of the Republic of Lithuania Virginijus Sinkevičius

9:15- 10:05 Discussion: AI for government: Advancing the European Comprehensive Strategy for AI: Europe has world-class researchers, laboratories and start-ups in the field of AI. The EU is also strong in robotics and has world-leading transport, healthcare and manufacturing sectors that should adopt AI to remain competitive. However, fierce international competition requires coordinated action for the EU to be at the forefront of AI development. What needs to be done for Europe to boost its advantages in AI? How member states who already adopted national strategies on AI could lead to a common EU approach on AI?

MEP Antanas Guoga, EPP group

Virginijus Sinkevičius, Minister of Economy and Innovations of the Republic of Lithuania

Janne Peltola, Counsellor for Competitiveness, Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU

Eric Badiqué, Adviser for Artificial Intelligence, DG CNECT

Trond Helge Bårdsen, Counsellor for ICT Policies and Government Administration, Mission of Norway to the EU

Moderator: Kaisu Karvala, CEO PTB solutions

10:05 – 10:55 Discussion: AI for business: AI privacy concerns: how real is it? AI is gaining steam in business. Multinational tech companies have already invested billions in AI research as well as in promising AI startups. Growing AI also means necessity for more data for it to develop. Here is where potential issues about privacy and private data come in. How do companies maintain their level of responsibility towards private data when training AI? What are the ways for companies to ensure the development of trustworthy AI?

Thomas Boué, Director General at BSA, The Software Alliance

Nils Hullen, Privacy Lead of Government Affairs, IBM

Gordon Morrison, Director for EMEA Government Affairs, Splunk

Quang-Minh Lepescheux, Director for EU Government Affairs, Microsoft

Ondrej Socuvka, Senior EU Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Manager, Google

Moderator: Victoria Main, CEO of Cambre Associates.

10:55 – 11:00 Closing remarks by MEP Antanas Guoga