The EU convenes a High-Level Forum on: The EU Vision for Trustworthy AI in the world

18.03.2022

 

On 15 March 2022, the European Union organised a High-Level Forum on the EU Vision for Trustworthy AI in the World at the Italian Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai. The discussion focused on the EU efforts to promote Trustworthy AI at a global level and will feature high-level representatives and experts from Europe and all around the world.

The European AI Excellence and Trust in the World at the World EXPO Dubai is organised by the European Commission, through its International Outreach for Human-Centric Artificial Intelligence (InTouchAI.eu) to leverage the international stage at the World EXPO to present the EU approach to AI at a global level.

The event builds on the outcomes of the High Level Conference on AI - From Ambition to Action, which took place on 14 and 15 September 2021, and was jointly organised by the Slovenian Presidency of the EU Council and the European Commission in the frame of its InTouchAI.eu initiative.

The event was opened by Andrea Matteo Fontana, EU Ambassador to the UAE and Paolo Glisenti, Commissioner General of Italy for Expo 2020 Dubai. Attendees also listened to opening statements by Anna Ascani, Under Secretary of State, Ministry for Economic Development, Government of Italy, Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament, Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age (AIDA), Co-Rapporteur AI Act, as well as key note speakers from around the world.

The EU also organised two Expert Workshops on a human-centric approach to global challenges, focusing on AI for Sustainability and AI for Health, organized by the InTouchAI.eu project and hosted at the Spanish Pavilion on 16th March.

The overarching goal of the activities is to bring the European AI approach, which is based on the  two key pillars, AI ecosystem of Trust and AI Ecosystem of Excellence, to the wider world and demonstrating the AI innovations in a series of areas with strong analyses on ethical, legal, and societal implications.

The High-Level Forum on the EU Vision for Trustworthy AI in the World, presents representatives and experts from Europe and around the world to discuss EU efforts to pursue Trustworthy AI at the global level. Apart from the keynote by a renowned expert, a high-level panel will debate a series of hot topics, focuses and concerns on AI in different territories and organisations.

The Expert Workshop on AI for Sustainability features three EU projects in energy, smart and sustainable cities and precision agriculture. The projects showcase how AI is being developed and applied in the areas to ensure sustainable growth while achieving both digital and green transitions of the EU. A Panel of renowned academics and industry experts also shares their learnings and the way forwards in such AI-enabled innovation in sustainable growth.

The Expert Workshop on AI for Health will discuss pioneering areas in adopting AI solutions for healthcare systems, treatments, diagnostics, precision medicine, pharmaceutical products and many more, displaying examples of European AI excellence in healthcare, including robots, AI in oncology, and algorithms for diagnosing, treating, and predicting haematological diseases. A panel discussion with international experts will bring perspectives on the practical implications of AI in healthcare, including how to ensure that these technologies are developed with adequate consideration for their social and ethical aspects.