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Webinar: The smart and safe road to AI in urban mobility

30.09.2020
Online

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the expression on everyone’s lips

Theories of AI have existed for a while now, but in the past decades, AI gained pace with technological advances such as greater computing power, improved algorithms, and the availability of large amounts of data.

Despite these recent developments, the mobility sector is still only at the beginning of the AI disruption. AI applications remain narrow and their level, as well as their nature, vary widely ranging from classic navigation systems and allocation of vehicles to automated driving.

Next-level improvements from AI and its applications could represent a huge competitive advantage and benefit in the mobility industry. It could contribute to successfully meet the challenges faced in Urban Mobility, especially against the background of the European Green Deal and its ambitious goals towards climate-neutrality and road safety.

In this webinar promoted by the FMS members and these are the topics that will be discussed:

  • What is AI, how does it work and why does it matter for the mobility sector?
  • How important is AI for the industry, which applications are currently available in the market, and what innovations can be expected?
  • What challenges must be tackled to monetize the technology across the market?
  • Are consumers receptive to using AI in mobility, and what are their expectations and concerns?
  • Which strategic actions might EU authorities take to unlock the full potential and ensure that AI remains user-centric, protect competition, and promote societal benefits?

COVID-19’s crisis will also be approached in the context of the acceleration or slow-down deployment of AI-powered applications for mobility.

Draft Programme

Welcome words by Henna Virkkunen, MEP, Co-chair of the FMS (5’)

Introduction by Philip Boucher (10’)

  • Artificial Intelligence: how does it work, why does it matter, and what can we do about it?

Keynote presentation by Prof Raja Chatila, Professor of Robotics, AI and Ethics at Sorbonne University, Member of the AI High Level Group (15’)

  • Opportunities for AI applications in the context of sustainable and smart mobility

Roundtable with stakeholders (45’)

Moderator: Dave Keating

  • Juha Heikkilä, Head of the Robotics and AI Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission TBC

  • Raluca Marian, General Delegate of the Permanent Representation to the EU, IRU

  • Onkar Ambekar, Head of Data and Analytics Center for Excellence, Bridgestone

  • Laurianne Krid, Director General, FIA Region I

  • Dr Simon Fuerst, Principal Expert on Autonomous Driving Technologies, BMW Group

Q&A session (30’)

Summary of main takeaways by the Moderator (5’)

Concluding words by Ismail Ertug, MEP, Co-chair of the FMS (5’)

 

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