How to join forces in Europe towards industrial AI (part 1)

November 22, 2022 - 14:00 - 15:30
Euphoria Room
Industrial and Trustworthy AI
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This session will bring together speakers representing European Industry-driven AI national and regional initiatives to discuss challenges and opportunities around Trustworthy AI Topics as the foundation for the development of AI-based products and services in Europe and the instruments and regulations required to exploit these opportunities while protecting the unique European values.  

Session presentations and panel discussions revolve around the tradeoffs required between citizen’s rights protection and AI industrial innovation with special emphasis on the problems identified to implement the European AI Act in the different EU countries and the proposal of a trusted AI label to support this implementation. Issues around the AI regulatory sandboxes and their use as a mechanism to ease safe innovation when using AI will also be discussed. Consideration will be given to the European strengths and weaknesses from market, social and environmental perspectives. The role of national and regional initiatives/hubs and how to promote cooperation with each other will also be addressed. Finally, the private and public funding instruments to speed up progress in the AI European ecosystem will be explained and discussed. 



  • Panel discussion 1 : AI act. Opportunities and challenges. Viewpoint from industry-driven AI initiatives, Governments and Standardisation bodies
  • Panel discussion 2 : EU strengths and weaknesses from the market and industry point of view. 

Presentations of the session:

Introduction presentation

Nuria Avalos presentation

Fabio Pianesi presentation

van der Smagt presentation

Julien Chiaroni
Director "Grand Défi" on “Trustworthy AI for Industry” at SGPI
Katerina Yordanova
Researcher in law at KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law (CITIP)
Natalie Bertels
Senior Legal researcher at CiTiP- KU Leuven -IMEC
Thomas Hahn
Chief Expert Software at Siemens AG
Björn Hovstadius
Manager International Partnership at AI Sweden
Dominik Kowald
Research Area Manager FAIR-AI at Know-Center GmbH
Nikhil Rajagopalan
Managing Director, Head of Delivery & Quality at Data & Applied Intelligence, Accenture
Andreas Liebl
Managing Director and Founder at Applied AI
Fabio Pianesi
Chief Strategy Officer for European Affairs at Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Nuria Avalos
CEO at IndeSIA
Patrick van der Smagt
Head of AI Research at Volkswagen AG
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