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AI and Policymaking

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9 Apr. 2024

About the workshop

The workshop is designed to equip policymakers with a better understanding of key issues: rapid advancement and integration of Artificial Intelligence into various aspects of society, the dialogue around AI governance, policy formulation, and strategic direction.

The workshop will be held in a hybrid format: in Brussels (DIGITALEUROPE office) and online.


12:30 – 13:30 Light lunch & networking (for in-person participants)

13:30 – 13:35 Welcome & IntroductionJose Martinez-Usero, Projects Director, DIGITALEUROPE

13:35 – 14:35 European AI policies and their impact on AI Use and InnovationJulien Chasserieau, Associate Director for AI and Data Policy, DIGITALEUROPE

14:35 – 14:45 Coffee break

14:45 – 15:45 AI Governance: Ensuring Responsible DeploymentJoris Krijger, AI & Ethics Officer, de Volksbank

15:45 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00 Charting the Future – Exploring compliance readiness, safety innovation and open legal questions Cornelia Kutterer, Managing Director, Considerati


European European AI Policies and their Impact on AI Use & Innovation – Julien Chasserieau, DIGITALEUROPE

This session will delve into the intricate web of laws and regulations shaping AI development within the European Union and its member states. With a particular emphasis on the EU AI Act, participants will learn how legal frameworks influence AI innovation and uptake, striking a balance between fostering technological advancements and ensuring public trust and safety. The discussion will navigate through the challenges and opportunities presented by European AI policies, evaluating their implications for the broader innovation ecosystem.

AI Governance: Ensuring Responsible Deployment – Joris Krijger, de Volksbank

Understanding that the deployment of AI technologies intersects deeply with ethical, societal, and human rights considerations, this session aims to unravel the complexities of designing AI policies that promote responsible use. Drawing on international norms, including UNESCO’s Ethics of AI, the discussion will focus on embedding equity, ethics, and transparency into the fabric of AI governance. Participants will engage in debates on how policies can be structured to build confidence in AI systems, fostering a positive relationship between humans and machines.

Charting the Future – Exploring compliance readiness, safety innovation and open legal questions – Cornelia Kutterer, Managing Director, Considerati

Moving beyond ethical deployment, this session explores readiness within public and private organizations, compliance with the AI Act, and open questions in the AI domain. The session will touch upon market developments in compliance tooling, relevance of Data Protection Impact assessments (DPIAs), and Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs), and codes of conduct beyond compliance. Further, the talk encourages discussion on unresolved issues related to AI policies, governance and legal frameworks, including safety, cybersecurity and intellectual property concerns. This presentation aims to deliver clear insights and a pathway for public and private organizations to develop a robust AI strategy that balances regulatory compliance, innovation, and the exploration of future challenges.

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