Artificial Intelligence focus of interactive workshop

EIT European Commission Artificial Intelligence

Today's event is organised by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, in collaboration with the EIT. 

Held today, the interactive workshop will focus on the legal and regulatory challenges start-ups and research projects may face within the field of artificial intelligence (AI) .

The event is part of a broader JRC-EIT project and aims to bring together policymakers, legal experts and practitioners to explore major legal challenges intrinsic to working with AI technology.

Participants will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and provide input on three scoping papers that serve as the basis of the workshop, focusing on: e-health, autonomous vehicles, and text and data mining.

The workshop will bring together:

  • Policymakers and representatives from the European Commission
  • Practitioners, start-ups and research projects active within the field of AI
  • Experts on the legal issues and challenges AI technology can bring

AI will have numerous positive impacts on various aspects of our daily life. Autonomous cars and eHealth are two of the sectors that are expected to be the most affected in the short term. As highlighted in recent policy documents, autonomous vehicles could become commonplace in less than 15 years' time provided the appropriate regulatory and enabling framework is put in place. 

This joint JRC-EIT project seeks to identify legal and regulatory challenges the usage of AI technology may bring for start-ups and research projects in an attempt to raise awareness and knowledge about potential hurdles. By facilitating the discussion among policymakers, experts and representatives of the innovation and research community, it aims at contributing with further insights to the ongoing discussion on the most adequate framework to support innovation and AI uptake.


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