24-25 april 2018
AI AND THE FUTURE DIGITAL SINGLe MARKET
Kindly hosted by The Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT)
This two-day discussion examined the regulatory frameworks around AI and algorithms. We evaluatde the extent to which existing telecom and content frameworks are applicable and what might be required to ensure ongoing investment in life-changing technology whilst safe-guarding the citizens who will benefit.
Panels explored whether policy makers should be pushing to open up AI systems for greater scrutiny and look at the impact of legislation already in place and the extent to which it addresses risks and privacy concerns for individuals, society, business and government.
Key Discussion themes
How does Europe stack up against the US and China?
Are advancements in AI being driven by telecom and tech companies, financial institutions or automakers and what is Europe doing to counter the progress being made elsewhere?
Fostering innovation and safeguarding individual rights
How should policy makers and regulators address questions of pricing algorithms and tacit collusion, and market dominance of big data platforms?
How to ensure the benefits of AI are distributed across society?
We will debate the ‘ethics by design’ question and evaluate whether self-regulation is enough or whether policy guidance is needed
What are the considerations in a smart society?
What policies can be put in place to counteract the hacking of connected cars or smart homes?
Governments and governance
What collaboration and coordination within and beyond the Digital Single Market (DSM) is required to avoid a piecemeal approach? How best to introduce AI and algorithmic expertise into all branches and levels of government so they can make better decisions?