Artificial Intelligence is transforming our economies, societies and industry. Growth in computing power, availability of data and progress in algorithms have turned AI into one of the most strategic technologies of the 21st century. The use of Artificial Intelligence is expected to increase global GDP by close to EUR 13 trillion in the next decade.
The challenge ahead is for the European economy to seize fully and swiftly these opportunities. This is essential to ensure Europe's mid and long term competitiveness with implications for overall welfare. The EU has launched several calls in the Horizon 2020 programme to ensure European businesses are supported in further developing the building blocks of the digital transformation starting with Artificial Intelligence and robotics but also software and photonics technologies.
On 18 November 2019, the European Commission offered a web-based session to provide information on the following topic for which a call for proposals is currently open:
- ICT-38-2020: Artificial intelligence for manufacturing
The session focused on the Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) within this topic, for which € 47 million are available in the current call for proposals. The call opened on 9 July 2019 and the deadline to submit proposals is 16 January 2020.
For more information about this topic, possible proposers, and details for submission, please refer to:
- the participants portal.
- the session on the topic at the ICT Proposers' Day 2019, 19 Sept 2019
- a workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing, 2 July 2019