What role should the EU play in the regulation of AI?
AI regulation could build trust in AI and thus speed up uptake by EU businesses—thus generating a demand for EU-compliant, EU-made AI. The European Commission, whose proposal for regulating AI will be published shortly before the event, insists that regulating AI would propel the EU into its (digital) industrial future. The event proposes to test this narrative.
Invited guests will discuss the extent to which European firms are deterred from adopting or developing AI because of a lack of trust. And if a lack of trust is holding back businesses, might private labels or standards not best address the industrial coordination problem and consumer concerns? The speakers will assess the costs and benefits of regulating AI for the perspective of consumers and businesses but also citizens. Are there cases where the EU’s AI industrial ambition might conflict with its position on fundamental rights and consumer protection?
Additional speakers to be confirmed
Professor of Ethics and Technology, Hertie School
Senior EU Policy Manager, European Digital SME Alliance
Policy officer, European Commission, DG CONNECT
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