CNECT - DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
The general objective of the group shall be to support the implementation of the European initiative on AI. This will include the elaboration of recommendations on future AI-related policy development and on ethical, legal and societal issues related to AI, including socio-economic challenges. The Commission aims at building a broad stakeholder engagement framework, the European AI Alliance, to allow for broad and open discussion of all aspects of AI development and its impact on the economy and society. In addition to the group, the AI Alliance will consist of stakeholders who voluntarily sign up to participate through an online platform. The group shall steer the AI Alliance's work, interact with other initiatives and help stimulate a multi-stakeholder dialogue, gather participants' views and reflect them in its analysis and reports.
1. Advise the Commission on next steps addressing AI-related mid to long-term challenges and opportunities through recommendations which will feed into the policy development process, the legislative evaluation process and the development of a next-generation digital strategy.
2. Support the Commission on further engagement and outreach mechanisms to interact with a broader set of stakeholders in the context of the AI Alliance, share information and gather their input on the group's and the Commission's work.
3. Propose to the Commission AI ethics guidelines, covering issues such as fairness, safety, transparency, the future of work, democracy and more broadly the impact on the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, including privacy and personal data protection, dignity, consumer protection and non-discrimination. These guidelines will build on the work of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies and of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency in this area.
Assist the Commission in the preparation of legislative proposals and policy initiatives