How to join forces in Europe towards industrial AI (part 2)

November 22, 2022 - 16:00 - 17:30
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

  • Pitches from Industry-driven national initiatives: Sabine Demey (Director of the Flanders AI Research Program – IMEC) 

World café (50 min)

The impact of the AI Act on the EU Industry and in industry-driven research and innovation activities 

Shaping AI regulatory sandboxes in the EU

Trusted AI label. Benefits and drawbacks 

The importance of Hubs and AI TEFs and their impact on industry (Large companies, SMEs, start-ups) 

Funding instruments and private funding

Feedback from the tables and wrap-up (20 min)

Presentations of the session:

World cafe presentation

Lisbeth Mosnik presentation

Sabine Demey presentation\

Fabio Pianesi presentation

Katerina Yordanova
Researcher in law at KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law (CITIP)
Natalie Bertels
Senior Legal researcher at CiTiP- KU Leuven -IMEC
Sergio Gusmeroli
Research Coordinator at Politecnico di Milano
Thomas Hahn
Chief Expert Software at Siemens AG
Lisbeth Mosnik
Deputy Head of Department at Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
Björn Hovstadius
Manager International Partnership at AI Sweden
Fabio Pianesi
Chief Strategy Officer for European Affairs at Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Sabine Demey
Director at Flanders AI Research Program and imec Organisation
Maria Rossetti
Project Manager at MADE - Competence Center Industria 4.0
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