Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming our economy and society. AI increasingly contributes to many sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, public administrations and transport and it also helps address grand challenges such as ageing and climate change. Moreover, AI offers major business opportunities for European industry, SMEs and start-ups and contributes to productivity growth.
To make the most of what AI can offer, the Commission has already invested in research and innovation, created a Digital Single Market, and it is now committed to intensifying these efforts. It will present a comprehensive European strategy on AI in the coming months.
Given the broad impact AI is expected to have, the full participation of all actors including businesses, academics, policy makers, consumer organisations, trade unions, and other representatives of the civil society is essential. This is why the Commission plans to set up a European AI Alliance to act as a multi-stakeholder forum engaged in a broad and open discussion of all aspects of AI development and its impact on the economy and society.
The High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence will serve as the steering group for the European AI Alliance’s work, interact with other initiatives, help stimulate a multi-stakeholder dialogue, gather participants’ views and reflect them in its analysis and reports.
In addition to its steering group, selected following this call for applications, the AI Alliance will consist of stakeholders who voluntarily sign up to participate through an online platform. The participation in the AI Alliance will be opened later this spring, and announced in due course.
Source and more information: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/call-high-level-expert-group-artificial-intelligence