Why join the AI Alliance?
Members of the European AI Alliance can interact with the experts of the High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence AI HLEG, established by the European Commission, in a forum-style setting. By signing up to the Alliance, members will find a dedicated platform where they can offer input and feedback to the AI HLEG. The AI HLEG will be able to draw on this input when preparing its draft AI Ethics Guidelines and completing its other work. Moreover, the discussions hosted on the platform will directly contribute to the European debate on AI, and will feed in to the European Commission's policy-making in this area.
How to register for the AI Alliance
The European AI Alliance is hosted on the European Commission's Futurium platform. In order to become a member of the European AI Alliance, you must first register for a Futurium account. If you do not yet have an account, you will be prompted to create one when you click on the button below. You will be required to create a username and a password for this account, and you will receive an email notification as soon as your account is created. Please note that this process can take some time. Once your Futurium account is created, you will be able to fill in the online registration form to join the European AI Alliance. As soon as you are notified by email that your membership to the AI Alliance has been granted, you will be able to access the platform, create your personal profile, and begin contributing.
In case you encounter difficulties when registering, please contact the Futurium team.
How the AI Alliance platform works
The platform encourages broad participation in the policy-making process of the European Commission. Members of the Alliance will be able to engage in discussions with each other and the experts of the AI HLEG in a dedicated forum. Feedback will also be sought on specific (closed or open) questions, as well as on draft documents prepared by the AI HLEG under a section dedicated thereto. A specific events section will keep members informed of the upcoming relevant meetings and events which the Commission is organising, or in which it is taking part, and members will also be able to register their own event on the platform. In addition, Members will be able to access official documents on AI, and contribute reports and papers to an open library.
The European Commission plans to host its first Annual AI Alliance Conference in 2019. Membership of the Alliance will grant privileged access to this event. More details of the event will be published on the AI Alliance platform.
Goals of the AI Alliance
Given the scale of the challenge associated with AI, the full mobilisation of a diverse set of participants, including businesses, consumer organisations, trade unions, and other representatives of civil society bodies is essential. The European AI Alliance will form a broad multi-stakeholder platform which will complement and support the work of the AI High Level Expert Group in particular in preparing draft AI ethics guidelines, and ensuring competitiveness of the European Region in the burgeoning field of Artificial Intelligence.
Piloting the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI
The AI HLEG presented the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI. The document provides an assessment list that operationalises the key requirements and offers guidance to implement them in practice.
All stakeholders are invited to provide their feedback through a pilot process, kicked off during the European AI Alliance Assembly, in June 2019.