AI & Big Data for Innovation Summit

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European Parliament, Brussels

Place du Luxembourg, 100

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The 1st AI & Big Data for Innovation Summit organised by the K4I Forum in the European Parliament is taking place from 2 - 5 December 2019

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The past decade has known a surge of breakthroughs in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Increased computer power, the availability of big data, as well as advances in research have led to ever more AI and big-data applications being used in all domains of our lives. Europe is well positioned to reap the benefits that those applications can bring, disposing of all necessary elements to generate beneficial innovation. AI and big data however also pose a number of risks, from hampering people’s fundamental rights such as privacy, autonomy or non-discrimination, to causing physical or other types of damage. Europe must therefore put in place the necessary safeguards to ensure that the technology’s risks are adequately addressed, and that European citizens remain protected. As the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on AI indicated, this not only requires a thorough evaluation – and potential adaptation – of our current regulatory frameworks, but may also bring the need to introduce new regulation and governance mechanisms. It will be up to the new European legislature to ensure that the challenges raised by AI are adequately tackled, and that Europe will be able to flourish in the AI era.

The event is an outstanding opportunity to meet and discuss with newly elected MEPs and the new Commission (hopefully, we have invited new Commissioners to join us during their first day in office), with members of the High-level group and the AI Alliance, and stakeholders from the future European Partnership about the opportunity for Europe to become a global leader in AI and data driven innovations and how policy can support and if necessary, regulate AI and big data developments.

The programme includes presentations and debates related to AI governance, policy-making and regulation, AI strategies, initiatives and hubs, the use of AI and data for competitiveness and sustainability and a series of concrete examples of how AI & Big Data innovation will transform industries and society. Members in the European Parliament are not only interested in understanding emerging technology ecosystems such as AI but are also curious to learn how AI will influence and eventually support their work.

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European Parliament, Brussels

Place du Luxembourg, 100

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Organiser Knowledge4Innovation

Organiser of AI & Big Data for Innovation Summit

The goal of Knowledge4innovation and the Pact for Innovation is making innovation and research the top priority for Europe and to create the best possible framework conditions and support mechanism. A major focus is on optimising the impact and exploitation of knowledge and ideas. There is a great wealth of publicly funded research waiting to be turned into products, services and solutions that create market value benefitting the economy and society.

Our activities are mainly taking place in the environment of the EU institutions with a strong foothold in the European Parliament. Within the activities of the K4I Forum in the European Parliament, supported by 40 MEPs, we have been organising more than 500 debates and 10 successful European Innovation Summit events in the European Parliament in Brussels.  

The Knowledge4Innovation network has members from the public, private and academic sectors.

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