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AI regulation at the service of industrial policy?

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What role should the EU play in the regulation of AI?

April 22, 2021, 2:00 pm Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Public | On the Record Livestreamed Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy

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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?

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Schedule

Apr 22, 2021

14:00-15:30 CET

Discussion

Chair: Julia Anderson, Research Analyst

Joanna Bryson, Professor of Ethics and Technology, Hertie School

Annika Linck, Senior EU Policy Manager, European Digital SME Alliance

Martin Ulbrich, Policy officer, European Commission, DG CONNECT

Additional speakers to be confirmed

Speakers

Julia Anderson

Research Analyst

Joanna Bryson

Professor of Ethics and Technology, Hertie School

Annika Linck

Senior EU Policy Manager, European Digital SME Alliance

Martin Ulbrich

Policy officer, European Commission, DG CONNECT

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

[email protected]

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