Juha Heikkilä

Head of the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence unit, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology

Juha Heikkilä, Head of the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence unit, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology

Juha Heikkilä joined the European Commission in 1998, and since 2014 he has been the Head of the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence unit in the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, developing and coordinating the Commission policy and activities in Artificial Intelligence. The Commission has been funding a multidisciplinary programme on Cognitive Systems, Robotics and AI since 2004, focusing on smart and flexible robots and artificial systems, and in 2014 it set up a Public-Private Partnership in Robotics, bringing together all the key European stakeholders. Previously, Juha Heikkilä was involved in computational and corpus linguistic research at the University of Helsinki, and he has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge.