September 30 - October 1 - ONLINE

Can Europe keep up with its digital legacy and be a global AI rule-maker?

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR 2020 AI SUMMIT

Video Highlight

photo highlight - DAY 1 - September 30

AI Summit 2020 - Day 1

photo highlight - DAY 2 - October 1

AI Summit 2020 - Day 2

CATCH UP ON OUR LIVESTREAMED SESSIONS

DAY 1 - September 30

OPENING REMARKS by GLOBAL LEADING PARTNER – QUALCOMM with Wassim Chourbaji, senior vice president for government affairs, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Qualcomm and ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW with Margrethe Vestager, executive vice president for a Europe fit for the digital age, European Commission

Panel Discussion – An outlook on what’s happening across the globe

Looking forward – The next frontier in AI Technology: what are the limits?

DAY 2 - October 1

OPENING INTERVIEW – BUILDING A EUROPEAN APPROACH TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE with Didier Reynders, European commissioner for justice

JOINT MINISTERIAL INTERVIEW with Philippe De Backer, minister of digital agenda, Government of Belgium, Manuel Heitor, minister for science, technology & higher education, Government of Portugal and Mona Keijzer, state secretary for economic affairs and climate policy, Government of the Netherlands

INTERVIEW – U.K.’S APPROACH TO AI with John Whittingdale, Minister of State for Media and Data in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Government of the U.K.

PANEL DISCUSSION – THE INSIDE VIEW: DIVING INTO AI CORPORATE IMPLEMENTATION 

ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW – THE U.S. APPROACH TO AI with Michael Kratsios, The United States chief technology officer, The White House

Artificial intelligence has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, from the way we work and communicate to how we treat diseases. The Covid-19 pandemic has intensified the focus put on the technology and raised questions such as: Is AI a silver bullet to address global crises? What new privacy concerns have arisen over the use of AI?

Meanwhile, AI is also redefining the global balance of power. While the U.S. and China stand as the world’s frontrunners, because of their development of cutting-edge AI applications and their capacity to attract investments, Europe wants to lead the way on digital policies by setting the conditions for the development and use of AI. GDPR, digital competition and online copyright are some of the major policy areas that the last Commission implemented to give the bloc a competitive advantage. But will the new European Commission be able to keep up with Europe’s unfinished digital legacy when the technology is evolving quickly and investments are being allocated to other parts of the world?

 

Taking place virtually on September 30 and October 1, 2020, POLITICO’s AI Summit will tackle key questions about the future of AI global regulation and the technology’s implementation, such as:

  • How is the Covid-19 pandemic impacting Europe’s policy priorities?
  • What is happening across the globe? And what are the key alliances that are emerging between countries and regions worldwide?
  • Should AI development be limited? How can the biases in the use of AI be addressed? What are the biggest consequences and challenges of automation in industry?
  • Is AI a cultural question? How does the interpretation of “trustworthy” differ from a country to another, and how does it impact AI development across the globe?
  • Can the EU push its case for creating international rules in a future world of artificial intelligence and robotization?
  • What are the EU and member states doing to facilitate access to capital, data and skills needed to support AI growth and develop strong AI solutions?

For the third consecutive year, POLITICO is convening high-level and international leaders with stakeholders from industry, research, academic, and civil society to discuss, debate and examine the new AI world order and the role of Europe in the years to come.

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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.

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2020 Summit’s co-host

 Philippe De Backer
Belgium Minister of Digital Agenda

2020 SPEAKERS

 Michael Kratsios
Chief technology officer of the United States
The White House

 Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen
Deputy secretary general, OECD; former permanent secretary of state for foreign affairs, Denmark

 Manuel Heitor
Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education
Portugal

 Norberto Andrade
Global Policy Lead for Digital and AI Ethics,
Facebook

 Joanna Bryson
Professor of ethics and technology
Hertie School of Governance

 Meriem Riadi
Chief Digital Officer
Suez

PAST SUMMITS 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

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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”

“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

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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”

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

The Royal Society

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The Royal Society

“Very much enjoyed joining the strategic round table on AI and Work 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

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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.”

“The brainstorm speed dating session was excellent!”
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“The brainstorm speed dating session was excellent!”

“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.”
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“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.”
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Key Figures

3rd
edition

35+
speakers

15+
nationalities

150+
attendees

Who attends our summit?

  • Policymakers
  • Corporates
  • Academics & NGOs

2020 PARTNERS

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