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Can the EU Lead in AI After the Arrival of the GDPR?

by Nick Wallace

Although the EU is investing heavily in research in artificial intelligence (AI), the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect in May, includes numerous provisions that will impede the development and use of AI in Europe. For example, the GDPR establishes a right to have a human review and explain algorithmic decisions, a requirement that will make it more difficult for companies to automate certain processes using AI. Similarly, the GDPR creates a right for consumers to demand that companies erase all copies of their personal data, a requirement that may undermine the integrity of algorithmic models. Furthermore, the huge fines associated with failing to comply with the GDPR, along with uncertainty about how to comply, poses risks even for companies doing their best to comply.

Join the Center for Data Innovation for an overview of a new report outlining how the GDPR will impact the development and use of AI, and a panel discussion about what Europe should do to support increased AI development and adoption.

Date and Time:

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018, from 9.00 to 10.30 AM


  • Press Club Brussels, Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Hugues Bersini, AI Researcher, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Richard Middleton, Managing Director and Co-Head of Policy Division, Association for Financial Markets in Europe
  • Victoria de Posson, Public Policy Consultant, FTI Consulting
  • Corinna Schulze, Director of EU Government Relations, SAP
  • Nick Wallace, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation

Follow the conversation on Twitter using #datainnovation.

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