Policymakers will need to consider a number of key issues as they debate the European Commission’s proposed law to regulate artificial intelligence (AI). Most agree on the goal of strengthening European competitiveness in the global economy, but views diverge on how to achieve that without putting European businesses at a disadvantage. For example, some policymakers want to see requirements for algorithmic explainability and transparency, plus ex-ante risk assessments, while others are more willing to embrace soft-law solutions such as self-regulation. In reaching a consensus, lawmakers will need to decide how to strike the right balance between protecting consumers and encouraging innovation, how to avoid unintended consequences, and how to prevent a chilling effect on AI development and growth in Europe.
The Center for Data Innovation hosted an expert panel discussion about the EU’s AI legislation, including its feasibility, impact, and efficacy.
Date and Time:
- May 5, 2021, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT) / 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CEST)
- Kilian Gross, Head of Unit, AI Policy Development and Coordination, DG CONNECT, European Commission
- Svenja Hahn MEP (Renew Europe), Member, European Parliament’s Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age
- Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director for EU Government Affairs (AI, Privacy and Digital Policies), Microsoft
- Annika Linck, Senior EU Policy Manager, European Digital SME Alliance
- Axel Voss MEP (European People’s Party), Member, European Parliament’s Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age
- Ben Mueller, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation (moderator)