• Should robots pay taxes?
    News article11 December 2018


    "Should robots pay taxes?" As ridiculous as this question may sound at first glance, it is at the core of the debate that we should have about the future of the tax and benefit systems as the arrival of Artificial Intelligence might necessitate a radical rethinking to safeguard the sustainability of public finances. 

    The rapidly increasing application of the AI technologies will undoubtedly impact how we work in the future. On the one hand, the new technologies have the potential to improve workers' lives by – among others – decreasing the relative amount of onerous or tedio

  • ERW2018 - European Robotics Week
    News article11 December 2018

    The European Robotics Week (ERW) was conceived at the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2011 by the desire of the European Robotics community to bring robotics research and development closer to the public and to build the future Robotics Society. Since then and every year, the ERW has offered one week of various robotics related activities across Europe for the general public, highlighting the growing importance of robotics in a wide variety of application areas and the growing importance of skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to engage in dialogue on science-driven soci

  • Closed Meeting of the AI HLEG
    News article11 December 2018

    The AI HLEG will have a closed meeting on 8 November in Brussels, in order to advance the work on the two Deliverables.

    The meeting agenda can be downloaded here.

  • IEEE ICTAI 2018 - 30th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence
    News article11 December 2018

    ICTAI 2018: The annual IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI) provides a major international forum where the creation and exchange of ideas related to artificial intelligence are fostered among academia, industry, and government agencies.

    The conference facilitates the cross-fertilization of these ideas and promotes their transfer into practical tools, for developing intelligent systems and pursuing artificial intelligence applications.

    The ICTAI encompasses all technical aspects of specifying, developing and evaluating the theoretical unde

  • 10th edition of the European Robotics Forum
    News article11 December 2018

    The European Robotics Forum is an annual event aimed to bring together the community of robotics in Europe. This year’s edition will host a major exhibition where companies, universities and research institutes will showcase the most advanced European prototypes, products, services and projects funded under EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme.

    The forum will be held at the JW Marriott Grand Hotel in Bucharest, Romania, between the 20th and 22nd of March 2019 while its General Assembly will meet on the 19th of March 2019 at the Politehnica University of Bucharest.

    For more inf

  • High-level digitising industry meeting: focus on AI
    News article11 December 2018

    Discussion on the final version of the Coordinated Plan on the development of Artificial Intelligence Made in Europe - 2018

  • EBU - Impact of AI on Media
    News article11 December 2018

    The European Broadcasting Union is developing an  AI strategy for all public service broadcasters in Europe.

    In this frame, a workshop on the "Impact of AI on Media" will take place on the 8th and 9th of November, at EBUs headquarters in Geneva.

    This workshop will provide provide information on Artificial Intelligence and its likely impact on broadcasting, by trying to answer the following questions:

    • What is AI, practically?
    • What can reasonably be expected?
    • What motivates adopters?
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  • ICT 2018 Conference
    News article11 December 2018

    The conference programme of the 2018 edition will feature 6 plenary sessions on topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Next Generation Internet, Digital Skills and High-Performance Computing. Speakers from policy circles, academia, civil society and industry will highlight their perspectives and priorities, and discuss how each can contribute to the successful digital transformation of Europe.

  • Erasmus Descartes Conference 2018 - Artificial Intelligence
    News article11 December 2018

    On the 15th and the 16th of November 2018 the Erasmus-Descartes Conference will be coming back to Paris, organised by the Dutch embassy in cooperation with the French embassy in the Netherlands and under the auspices of the Initiative Franco-Néerlandaise (IFN). The conference, which took place for the first time in 2002, has since been held alternately in Paris and Amsterdam. It seeks to encourage partnerships between France and the Netherlands, and is a key event in the countries' bilateral relations.

    In this year's edition, 150 experts from the private sector, civil societ

  • 2nd Workshop of the AI HLEG
    News article11 December 2018

    On the 13th of December, the AI HLEG will hold a workshop to advance the work on the draft AI Ethics Guidelines and the Policy & Investment Recommendations, which are now increasingly taking shape.

    Besides the 52 experts of the AI HLEG, the workshop will also be attended by members of the AI HLEG reserve list, as well as a number of ad hoc experts and Commission officials.

    Given the great interest from members of the Alliance to join the workshop, we have created the opportunity to follow the workshop live via the following