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Brussels 2018

Brussels 2018

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

Socio-economic considerations

Socio-economic considerations
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?

 

Competition Policy

Competition Policy
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?

 

Trust, justice and equity

Trust, justice and equity
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

 

Cybersecurity in the age of AI

Cybersecurity in the age of AI
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?

 

Plus:

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?

 

CONFIRMED Speakers

Andreas Tegge (Dr)

Andreas Tegge (Dr)

Head of Global Public Policy, SAP SE

Cornelia Kutterer

Cornelia Kutterer

Senior Director, EU Government Affairs, Privacy and Digital Policies, Microsoft

Fiona Taylor

Fiona Taylor

Head of International Public Policy, Verizon

Geza Sapi (Dr)

Geza Sapi (Dr)

Economist, Chief Economist Team, DG Competition, European Commission

Giovanni Buttarelli

Giovanni Buttarelli

European Data Protection Supervisor

Ieva Martinkenaite (Dr)

Ieva Martinkenaite (Dr)

Vice President of Telenor Research, Head of Telenor-NTNU AI-Lab / Start IoT

Jean Paul Simon (Dr)

Jean Paul Simon (Dr)

Director, JPS Public Policy Consulting

Nick Wallace

Nick Wallace

Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation/ITIF

Peter Alexiadis

Peter Alexiadis

Partner, Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP; Trustee, International Institute of Communications

Rohit Talwar

Rohit Talwar

CEO, Fast Future

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