EU Science Hub

Legal and regulatory implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI): the case of autonomous vehicles, e-health and data mining

Nov 23 2018
Brussels
(BE)

The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, in collaboration with the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) are organising an interactive workshop focusing on the legal and regulatory challenges start-ups and research projects active within the field of artificial intelligence (AI) may face.

The event is part of a broader JRC-EIT project and aims to bring together policymakers, legal experts and practitioners to explore major legal challenges intrinsic to working with AI technology.

Participants will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and provide input on three scoping papers that serve as the basis of the workshop, focusing on: e-health, autonomous vehicles, and text and data mining.

The workshop will bring together:

  • Policymakers and representatives from the European Commission
  • Practitioners, start-ups and research projects active within the field of AI
  • Experts on the legal issues and challenges AI technology can bring

Programme

/jrc/en/file/document/177961Agenda

Presentations

/jrc/en/file/document/176819Legal and regulatory Implications of Artificial Intelligence - Introduction

Maria Iglesias, Legal Officer, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Unit, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre, European Commission
 

/jrc/en/file/document/176821Artificial Intelligence: European Strategy

C├ęcile Huet, Deputy Head of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Unit, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
 

/jrc/en/file/document/176822JRC activities in the field of Artificial Intelligence

Alessandro Annoni, Head of Digital Economy Unit, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre, European Commission
 

/jrc/en/file/document/176825Artificial Intelligence activities in EIT

Michal Gorzynski, Head of Section Impact, European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)
 

/jrc/en/file/document/176828Digital transformation of health and care

Ceri Thompson, Head of Sector, eHealth and Ageing Policy Unit, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
 

/jrc/en/file/document/176829The 2018 Data Package: towards a common European Data Space

Daniele Rizzi, Policy Officer, Data Policy and Innovation Unit, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
 

/jrc/en/file/document/1779603rd EU mobility package: autonomous vehicles

Antony Lagrange, Team Leader, Automotive and Mobility Industries Unit, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
 

/jrc/en/file/document/176941R&I for connected and automated mobility

Jean-Francois Aguinaga, Head of Surface Transport Unit, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
 

/jrc/en/file/document/176830EIT Digital activities on Artificial Intelligence

Federico Menna, Head of Innovation and Education Operations & Marina Samoylova, Innovation Analyst, EIT Digital, European Institute of Innovation & Technology
 

/jrc/en/file/document/176831General framework of liability for smart products

Gerald Spindler, Department of Corporate Law, Civil Law - Internet Law, Copyright and Telecommunication Law, Faculty of Law, University og Goettingen
 

/jrc/en/file/document/176833Assesment of legal and regulatory implications of new and disruptive technologies: e-health

Jean-Marc Van Gyseghem, Research Director and scientific coordinator, Research Centre Information, Law and Society, Unamur (CRIDS)

Background

AI will have numerous positive impacts on various aspects of our daily life. Autonomous cars and eHealth are two of the sectors that are expected to be the most impacted in the short term. As highlighted in recent policy documents, autonomous vehicles could become commonplace in less than 15 years' time provided the appropriate regulatory and enabling framework is put in place. 

This joint JRC-EIT project seeks to identify legal and regulatory challenges the usage of AI technology may bring for start-ups and research projects in an attempt to raise awareness and knowledge about potential hurdles. By facilitating the discussion among policymakers, experts and representatives of the innovation and research community, it aims at contributing with further insights to the ongoing discussion on the most adequate framework to support innovation and AI uptake.