March 16-17

AI SUMMIT 2020

Why the AI Summit, and why now?

AI has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, from the way we work and communicate to how we treat diseases, or wage wars. Globally, businesses and governments are investing billions to make the most out of this set of disruptive technologies while mitigating their risks. In this AI “race to the top”, the U.S. and China are often mentioned as the world’s frontrunners, not least because of their lead in developing cutting-edge AI applications. Yet, Ursula von der Leyen’s call for a new EU law on AI in the first 100 days of her mandate illustrates Europe’s determination in staying ahead of the AI curve and calls this Chinese/American supremacy into question. Could Europe’s regulatory and ethical framework, allowing policymakers, innovators, corporates, and academics to develop Europe’s AI industry in a trustworthy environment, act as a competitive advantage?

Taking place on March 16-17, 2020, POLITICO’s AI Summit is returning to Brussels to dissect how the European bloc is shifting and regulating the AI world order for the years to come. Some of the key questions that will be tackled are:

  • What is happening across the globe (U.S., Canada, China, Japan, other regions)? Where does Europe stand? And what are the key alliances we see emerging between countries and regions around the globe?
  • Will the EU’s approach to regulate and develop AI technologies adhering to high ethical standards give the bloc a global competitive edge — or is it doomed to fail?
  • What are the EU’s policy priorities to boost Europe’s AI industry, while complying with European ethical standards? Are tough rules needed to make sure AI won’t violate basic human rights, or should regulation instead come as broad guiding principles, to make sure it does not stifle innovation?
  • How challenging is the implementation of a cross-border and coordinated European approach towards AI? What is being done to overcome those challenges?
  • What are the biggest consequences and challenges of automation in the industry, taking into account the level of power given to machines?
  • What are the EU and member states doing to facilitate access to capital, data and skills needed to develop strong AI solutions?

For the third consecutive year, POLITICO is convening a high-level and international group of government leaders with the industry, research, academic, and civil society stakeholders to discuss, debate and examine how Europe is influencing the new AI world order.

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You could not attend the past AI events? Catch up on the series highlights here and read the content report published after the 2019 discussions.

2018 TESTIMONIALS

“Passionate interventions made by the participants this morning! When it comes to AI there are so many things to consider. It's exciting to hear multiple viewpoints at the POLITICO AI Summit”

Huawei

2019-07-04T15:40:45+02:00

Huawei

“Passionate interventions made by the participants this morning! When it comes to AI there are so many things to consider. It's exciting to hear multiple viewpoints at the POLITICO AI Summit”

“There are some big profound questions and issues that need to be addressed. That’s why events like POLITICO’s AI Summit are so important to look into those issues and find a way forward.”

TechUK

2019-07-04T15:39:44+02:00

TechUK

“There are some big profound questions and issues that need to be addressed. That’s why events like POLITICO’s AI Summit are so important to look into those issues and find a way forward.”

“Very high level panel with Germany’s State Secretary Björn Böhning, UK’s Tabitha Goldstaub and France’s AI National strategy coordinator Bertrand Pailhès, on the same page”

France Digitale

2019-07-04T15:41:31+02:00

France Digitale

“Very high level panel with Germany’s State Secretary Björn Böhning, UK’s Tabitha Goldstaub and France’s AI National strategy coordinator Bertrand Pailhès, on the same page”

“POLITICO is leading the charge in getting the brain-trust, at the intersection of innovation and government, together to discuss, debate and share knowledge on using AI to make a difference on society at large.”
2019-07-04T15:38:26+02:00
“POLITICO is leading the charge in getting the brain-trust, at the intersection of innovation and government, together to discuss, debate and share knowledge on using AI to make a difference on society at large.”

“Very much enjoyed joining the strategic round table on AI and Work at the POLITICO AI Summit”

The Royal Society

2019-07-04T15:40:16+02:00

The Royal Society

“Very much enjoyed joining the strategic round table on AI and Work at the POLITICO AI Summit”

“The brainstorm speed dating session was excellent!”
2019-07-04T15:38:49+02:00
“The brainstorm speed dating session was excellent!”

They have spoken at our summits

Key Figures

3rd
edition

35+
speakers

15+
nationalities

130+
attendees

Who attends our summit?

  • Policymakers
  • Corporates
  • Academics & NGOs

PAST-EDITION SPEAKERS

 Věra Jourová
European Commissioner for Justice
Consumers and Gender Equality

 Björn Böhning
State Secretary
Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

 Tabitha Goldstaub
Co-Founder, CognitionX
Chair, UK AI Council

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