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Competition policy in the era of AI – the case of Japan and Europe

How can artificial intelligence have a positive impact on the economy? How does AI impact competition policy? How can the EU and Japan become leaders in AI?

Date: October 24, 2019, 10:30 am Topic: Global Economics & Governance

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SUMMARY

This year’s EU-Japan conference, jointly organised by Bruegel and The Graduate Institute, Kobe University, will discuss Competition policy in the era of Artificial Intelligence.

The conference will discuss the challenges brought by the economic impact of AI, with particular focus on the impact on competition as well as related policy challenges and ways to increase AI’s positive impact on the economy. We will also discuss the role of EU and Japan in the ongoing process of AI development. The focus on AI for this coming year is specifically relevant as Japan, like Europe as a whole, is at risk of being over-shadowed by the US and China. After the signature of the EU-Japan Partnership Agreement there is also much more scope and a strong ground for collaboration between the two regions.

Schedule

Oct 24, 2019

10:30-11:00

Check-in and coffee

11:00-11:15

Welcome remarks

Guntram B. Wolff, Director, Bruegel

11:15-11:30

Opening remarks

Noritsugu Nakanishi, Dean, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University

11:30-13:00

Session I: AI as new driving force of economic growth

Chair: Giuseppe Porcaro, Head of Outreach and Governance

Grazia Cecere, Professor of Economics at Institut Mines Telecom, Business School, LITEM.

Taiji Hagiwara, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University

Yuko Kawai, General Manager for Europe and Chief Representative in London, Bank of Japan

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:30

Session II: EU and Japan - leaders in AI development

Chair: Agata Wierzbowska, Associate Professor, Kobe University

Eric Badiqué, Adviser for Artificial Intelligence, European Commission, DG Connect

J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow

Tatsuji Narita, Councillor, Secretariat of the Headquarters for Digital Market Competition, Cabinet Secretariat, Japanese Government

15:30

End

Speakers

Eric Badiqué

Adviser for Artificial Intelligence, European Commission, DG Connect

Grazia Cecere

Professor of Economics at Institut Mines Telecom, Business School, LITEM.

Taiji Hagiwara

Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University

Yuko Kawai

General Manager for Europe and Chief Representative in London, Bank of Japan

J. Scott Marcus

Senior Fellow

Noritsugu Nakanishi

Dean, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University

Tatsuji Narita

Councillor, Secretariat of the Headquarters for Digital Market Competition, Cabinet Secretariat, Japanese Government

Agata Wierzbowska

Associate Professor, Kobe University

Guntram B. Wolff

Director, Bruegel

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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