30th June 2020 online
The COVID pandemic has revealed unprecedented challenges in Europe and the rest of the world.
What role can artificial intelligence play in the recovery process? What should a policy and regulatory framework for a European ecosystem of trust and excellence in AI look like? Do we have the needed infrastructure to achieve the status of a global leader in AI?
On the final day of the Croatian Presidency and as a new Trio takes the Council of the EU helm, European AI Associations CroAI, KI-Verband and Hub France IA invite you to join us in finding the right answers.
European Commission's Executive Vice-President
President of the Republic of Croatia
German Minister of
State for Digitalisation
French Secretary of
State for Digital
German Presidency in the Council of the European Union.
Together. Strengthen Europe.
What possibilities does AI offer to master current challenges, enable new opportunities and business models and further develop a European economy taking full advantage of digitization, data and AI ?
The European AI Forum will highlight the new post-Covid context, a European regulatory framework for AI and European AI infrastructure projects. High-level keynotes and three panel discussions will give you all the insight into these prominent topics..
The forum is addressed to entrepreneurs and stakeholders all over Europe, corporate companies, start-ups, research institutes, public organizations and more.
It aims to bring to the table some of the challenges we face today and consider Europe's path to tech sovereignty in the fields of AI data, business and infrastructure.
Join us on 30th June 2020
10:00 - 10:15 European AI Forum official start
Opening remarks - Zoran Milanović, President of the Republic of Croatia
Opening remarks - Margrethe Vestager, European Commission's Executive Vice President
10:15 - 11:30 Panel 1
The road to recovery and challenges ahead for European AI
The European Union is bracing for a slow and gradual recovery from the COVID pandemic. To support its citizens and businesses, the EU has proposed a €2 trillion recovery fund to be built into the EU’s next long-term budget. What will the impact of the recovery be on our economy, our healthcare and our culture? Can AI play a role? The aim of this panel is to examine how to confront the aftermath of the pandemic, especially in the context of economic recovery and new technologies.
Moderation : Jan Stedul, Secretary General, Croatian AI Association
Panelist 1 : Mate Rimac, CEO, Rimac Automobili
Panelist 2 : Cyril Kabbara, Co-Founder & COO, Shark Robotics
Panelist 3 : Benjamin Benharrosh, Co-Founder & VP Sales, Delair
Panelist 4 : Anthony Whelan, Digital Adviser, Cabinet of European Commission
12:15 - 12:30
Roadmap for Europe
Intervention by Dorothee Bär, German State Minister for Digitalization
Intervention by Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission's Vice-President
12:30 - 13:45 Panel 2
Exploring a European regulatory framework for AI
What is the balance between innovation and regulation? Can regulation support innovation or is it more of a hindrance? At the end of the consultation on the EU’s White Paper on Artificial Intelligence, the response is mixed. It is undeniable, however, that Europe must take its own approach to innovation and regulation than the USA or China.
But how to create a common framework for artificial intelligence in a Europe of 27 national states? It is clear that Europe only has a chance on the global AI market if a common European solution is identified. This topic will be discussed in the following panel.
Moderation : Jörg Bienert, President, German AI Association
Panelist 1 : Lucilla Sioli, Director of AI & Digital Industry, DG CONNECT
Panelist 2 : Christel Fiorina, Coordinator of the AI strategy for the economy, French Ministry of the Economy
Panelist 3 : Mislav Malenica, Founder & CEO, Mindsmiths
13:45 - 14:00 Coffee break
14:00 - 14:15
Roadmap for Europe
Roadmap for Europe and Update of the German-French AI roadmap by Cédric O, French Secretary of State for the Digital
14:15 - 15:30 Panel 3
European digital infrastructure for AI
AI is as important today for Europe’s economic and political development as Coal has been at the start of the European Union with the European Coal and Steel Community. Today's issues regarding the recovery of the economy address high challenges to AI.
How are European players going to take their part in these challenges ? Is the development of AI in Europe going to further draw companies and citizen in the dependency of non-European AI & data solutions ? Or are we at the turning point to develop a "European AI and Data Community" or an "AI - Airbus" ? The Gaia X project may be the solution.
Moderation : Antoine Couret, President, Hub France IA
Panelist 1 : Yann Lechelle, CEO, Scaleway Cloud and AI Provider
Panelist 2 : Lars Nagel, CEO, International Data Spaces Association
Panelist 3 : Izabel Jelenić, CTO, Infobip