• Everyday Ethics for Artificial Intelligence: a guide for Designers and Developers
    News article11 December 2018

    By Francesca Rossi, Member of the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence

    AI designers and developers hold a vast share of the collective influence of AI. They create systems that will impact millions of people. Ethics must be embedded into the design and development process from the very beginning of AI creation and those ethics must be aligned with the values and ethical principles of a society or the community it affects.

    For some time now, IBM’s design team and I have been discussing how to help designers put AI ethics into practice. Last month

  • How to create an attractive environment for EU AI talent to stay in Europe | Digital Opportunity Traineeship
    News article11 December 2018

    By Lucilla Sioli, Director for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry at DG Connect, European Commission

    As you can see from the announcement of the AI HLEG 'Enablers for Skills and Education' group, the work of the AI HLEG is advancing in a steady pace to the envisaged direction. While waiting for your valuable input on the topic of ‘AI Skills and Education’, I would like to use the opportunity to spread the word on a Commission's initiative relevant to the domain.<

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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.