Conference on
Artificial intelligence: the European approach for citizens’ wellbeing

November 19th 2019

Room ASP 5E2, Altiero Spinelli Building
European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

About The Event

EU Institutions, Research Institutions and Industries will discuss about different visions, roles and impacts of Artificial Intelligence. Is a European approach necessary to provide the respect of ethical values and to contribute to citizens' wellbeing?

Where

Room ASP 5E2, Altiero Spinelli Building
European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

When

Tuesday
November 19th 2019

Mankind is facing a grand challenge which entail a paradigmatic shift to a new way to intend decision-making: artificial intelligence will play a fundamental role in this process.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already a reality and it is expected to largely impact on economy, social behavior and, eventually, political equilibrium. In this context, many actors are asked to address regulatory and ethical issues, assure robust quality assurance process and deliver real business value. No country can act in isolation or lead this process, as well as no single industry should control the technologies or dominate the market.
European Union is the best candidate to provide the requested critical mass, guarantee the transparency of the process and the respect of the ethical values. Indeed, the European scientific and industrial excellence can drive a fair competitiveness at global level. Science, industry and policy have the joint responsibility to make this happen, throughout an integrated ecosystem where funds, instruments, rules ad measures should be coherent and effective.
In this regard, the European Union has already proved to be able to launch and manage ambitious initiatives where scientific results, industrial capabilities and public authorities have been involved in an efficient governance of this complex system.
To do so, and to provide socio-economic benefits for European citizens, it is mandatory to increase the competitiveness of Europe and contribute to establish an ethical framework where Europe act as a key player in research, policy and deployment of advanced products.
In the process towards the launch of Horizon Europe and the activities of the new European Parliament, a reflection among Institutions and Research Organizations on the future research developments in support to policy, in particular addressing Artificial Intelligence, is urgently needed.
The event aims at debating on the relevance of Artificial Intelligence in the global scenario, in particular addressing the role of Europe and of Science & Technology in fulfilling the societal needs mitigating the risks, which possibly arise from a new way to intend the links between economy and social values.
Speakers and panelists will be invited to discuss different visions, roles and impacts. In particular, the debate will address the role of EU institutions, Member States, industry, research and civil society in shaping the future.

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Event Speakers

Here are some of our speakers

Erika Widegren

Erika Widegren

Chief Executive of Re-Imagine Europa

Patrizia Toia

Patrizia Toia

Member of the European Parliament
Vice-Chair Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Daniela Rondinelli

Daniela Rondinelli

Member of the European Parliament
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Massimo Inguscio

Massimo Inguscio

President of CNR

Roberto Viola

Roberto Viola

EC Director General DG-CONNECT

Marco Conti

Marco Conti

Director of IIT-CNR

Jeroen van den Hoven

Jeroen van den Hoven

Professor at TU Delft
EC European Group on Ethics EGE

Paul Lukowicz

Paul Lukowicz

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI
Humane-AI

Patrick Gatellier

Patrick Gatellier

R&D Manager at Thales
AI4EU

Dino Pedreschi

Dino Pedreschi

Professor at University of Pisa

Kalina Bontcheva

Kalina Bontcheva

Professor at University of Sheffield
SoBigData Research Infrastructure

Aristides Gionis

Aristides Gionis

Professor at Aalto University
REBOUND ERC Advanced Grant

Marlon Dumas

Marlon Dumas

Professor at University of Tartu
PIX ERC Advanced Grant

Fosca Giannotti

Fosca Giannotti

ISTI-CNR
XAI ERC Advanced Grant

Peter Dröll

Peter Dröll

EC Directorate General for Research and Innovation
Director for Prosperity

Paolo Borchia

Paolo Borchia

Member of the European Parliament
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Event Schedule

The event is scheduled on November 19th 2019 starting at 08:30.

Practical information about access to parliament for those who are not provided with badges:

  • meeting point: Info point in Place du Luxembourg
  • from 8.00 to 8.20 there will be a parliamentary assistant with an event poster to wait for all registered people
Erika Widegren

The Conference will be chaired by Erika Widegren

Registration

Patrizia Toia

Welcome by Patrizia Toia

Daniela Rondinelli

Welcome by Daniela Rondinelli

Massimo Inguscio

Welcome by Massimo Inguscio

Roberto Viola

Keynote by Roberto Viola

The Vision of the Commission

European policies for Artificial Intelligence

Marco Conti

Marco Conti

The CNR contribution to Italian AI

Jeroen van den Hoven

Jeroen van den Hoven

Ethical AI

Paul Lukowicz

Paul Lukowicz

H-AI: Human-centric AI

Patrick Gatellier

Patrick Gatellier

AI4EU: Europe's AI Platform

Dino Pedreschi

Talk by Dino Pedreschi

The Social dimension of AI

Excellent science on the road to realise the AI vision

Kalina Bontcheva

Kalina Bontcheva

Europe's ecosystem for Social Mining and Big Data

Aristides Gionis

Aristides Gionis

Reducing bias and polarization in online media

Marlon Dumas

Marlon Dumas

AI for Business Process Improvement

Fosca Giannotti

Fosca Giannotti

Explainable AI

Peter Dröll

Peter Dröll

Closing remarks

Paolo Borchia

Paolo Borchia

Closing remarks

Event Venue

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Room ASP 5E2, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

The Espace Léopold is the complex of parliament buildings in Brussels (Belgium) housing the European Parliament, a legislative chamber of the European Union. It consists of a number of buildings, primarily the oldest, the Paul-Henri Spaak building, which houses the debating chamber and the President's offices, and the Altiero Spinelli building which is the largest. The buildings are located in the European quarter in the east of Brussels, with building starting in 1989.

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