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Francesco Lapenta nominates Margrethe Vestager for the History of AI Award 2021

Francesco Lapenta: “I nominate Margrethe Vestager for the History of AI Award 2021 for her efforts to build a global coherent AI, data, and digital infrastructure based on policies and guidelines that promote the trustworthy and human-centric evolution, innovation, and development of AI systems designed to support human creativity and values, protect human rights, and contribute to the ultimate goal of improving the common good and the human condition. I specifically recognize her contribution to leading the European global negotiations for the establishment of global standards, fostering a new “joint technology fair competition policy dialogue,” a new focus on content moderation on digital platforms, and on privacy, providing inspiration to other countries to develop their own privacy laws by 2022. And, in particular, in AI, leading the development and release of a landmark proposal for AI regulation in April 2021, which is proving to be extremely influential globally.”