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Artificial Intelligence -EESC to explore societal implications – Public Hearing

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EESC to explore societal implications of Artificial Intelligence

JDE 62, 1 Feb 2017, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm


On 1 February the EESC will be holding a hearing entitled Artificial Intelligence and Society to look into the full societal implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.

AI offers great potential for new and innovative solutions to improve people’s lives, boost economic growth and address health, environmental and security challenges. Like any disruptive technology, however, AI carries risks and raises complex challenges in areas such as labour, data protection, security and safety, ethics, skills and more. Governance is therefore key to ensure its impact is beneficial.

The conference will present a variety of perspectives on AI. Keynote speakers will include:

·         Gusz Eiben, Head of the Computational Intelligence Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Amsterdam

·         Aimee van Wynsberghe, Assistant Professor of Ethics and Technology at the Technical University of Delft, Co-Founder of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics                                      

·         Ondrej Socuvka, Google Benelux

·         Christina Colclough, Senior Policy Advisor UNI Global Union

The outcomes of the hearing will feed into an opinion currently in preparation at the EESC under the leadership of rapporteur Catelijne Muller.

The full programme of the hearing is available here


For more information, please contact:

Daniela Marangoni, EESC Press Unit

E-mail: press@eesc.europa.eu

Tel: + 32 2 546 8422


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