Past Event

A European approach to Artificial Intelligence?

Closed-door brainstorming event to discuss the European Commission's AI strategy

Date: November 19, 2019, 2:30 pm Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy

On 19 November were honoured to welcome Margrethe Vestager for an off-the-record discussion on AI policy.

Margrethe Vestager was given the task to prepare an AI strategy in her first 100 days as executive vice president. Her mission letter states “In the first 100 days of our mandate, you will coordinate the work on a European approach on artificial intelligence, including its human and ethical implications. This should also look at how we can use and share non-personalised big data to develop new technologies and business models that create wealth for our societies and our businesses.”

The purpose of the event was for Ms Vestager to hear from a variety of stakeholders from academia, business, journalism and civil society.

Schedule

Nov 19, 2019

14:00-14:30

Check-in and welcome coffee

14:30-14:40

Welcoming and introductory remarks

Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President, European Commission

Guntram B. Wolff, Director, Bruegel

14:40-15:15

Kick-off remarks

Diane Coyle, Co-Director, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge [Joining remotely]

Juan Carlos De Martin, Co-founder and co-director, Nexa Center of Internet and Society, Politecnico of Torino [Joining remotely]

Marietje Schaake, International policy director of the Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University [Joining remotely]

Guntram B. Wolff, Director, Bruegel

15:15-16:30

Roundtable discussion

16:30

End

Speakers

Diane Coyle

Co-Director, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge [Joining remotely]

Marietje Schaake

International policy director of the Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University [Joining remotely]

Juan Carlos De Martin

Co-founder and co-director, Nexa Center of Internet and Society, Politecnico of Torino [Joining remotely]

Guntram B. Wolff

Director, Bruegel

Margrethe Vestager

Executive Vice-President, European Commission

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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