The Global Alliance for Digital Governance recommends the “AI and the Future of Europe” Conference

Mar 27, 2022Global Alliance for Digital Governance, News

The conference will examine the role of Artificial Intelligence in European security and defense and in European democracy and elections. The premise of the conference is that, given the state of world affairs, 2024 will represent a significant test of our Union’s resilience. By strengthening our security and defense, our democracies, and our electoral processes, we can pass it successfully.

Confirmed speakers:
✔ Dragoș Tudorache, MEP, Chair of the European Parliament Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence (host)
✔ Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament
✔ Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission
✔ Věra Jourová, Vice President of the European Commission
✔ Mircea Geoană, NATO Deputy Secretary General
✔MEP Katalin Cseh, Vice-President Renew Europe, European Parliament
✔ Yll Bajraktari, CEO of the Special Competitive Studies Project and former Executive Director of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.
✔ Tobias Vestner, Head of Security and Law Programme, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
✔ Torsten Reil, founder and CEO, Helsing
✔ Nathalie Smuha, Researcher on AI, KU Leuven, Faculty of Law
✔Richard Youngs, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Event moderator: Gry Hasselbalch, Senior Key AI Ethics Expert

Organizer: Renew Europe, through MEP Dragoș Tudorache, Chair of the Special Committee for Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age (AIDA)

Focus areas: Artificial Intelligence in European security and defense, Artificial Intelligence in democracy and elections

Date and location: March 30 2022, 2:30pm to 5:30pm, Brussels, livestreamed on LinkedIn

Parliament’s Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) adopted its final recommendations on Tuesday, concluding 18 months of inquiries.

The adopted text says that the public debate on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) should focus on this technology’s enormous potential to complement humans.

The text warns that the EU has fallen behind in the global race for tech leadership. As a result, there is a risk that standards will be developed elsewhere in the future, often by non-democratic actors, while the EU needs to act as a global standard-setter in AI.

MEPs identified policy options that could unlock AI’s potential in health, the environment and climate change, to help combat pandemics and global hunger, as well as enhancing people’s quality of life through personalised medicine. AI, if combined with the necessary support infrastructure, education and training, can increase capital and labour productivity, innovation, sustainable growth and job creation, they add.

The EU should not always regulate AI as a technology. Instead, the level of regulatory intervention should be proportionate to the type of risk associated with using an AI system in a particular way.

The Global Alliance for Digital Governance highly recommends this event. The Global Alliance for Digital Governance connects organizations, think tanks, influencers, experts, and citizens to contribute to building International Laws, International Accord on AI and Digital, while simultaneously working with governments and international organizations towards this goal.

Boston Global Forum (BGF), Club de Madrid and AI World Society (AIWS) proposed an initiative: establishing a Global Alliance for Digital Governance (GADG). This is a part of Social Contract for the AI Age, Framework for AI International Accord, BGF Conference of July 1st, 2020, and the book Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment.

GADG will bring outcome of this conference to governments and for BGF High Level Dialog on Cyber Defense.