Expert Group Releases Recommendations on AI Policy

17.07.2019

Ethics Guideline for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence II

On 26 June the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence released its policy recommendations on the latest version of the Ethics Guideline for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence. The ethics guideline was initially released in December 2018 and re-released on 8 April following a revision integrating feedback from relevant stakeholders.

The expert group announced two important developments during the first AI Alliance Assembly, the first being the launch of the ethics guidelines piloting phase. Organisations can now test the robustness of the assessment list in practice. An online survey has been created to gather feedback on the assessment list and will be open until 1 December 2019. Examples of best practice for assessing the AI trustworthiness can also be shared through the European AI Alliance.

The expert group also presented the European Commission with a list of recommendations believed to help AI have a major impact on businesses, administrations, academia and citizens. They call on EU and National policymakers to:

    • Empower and protect humans and society
    • Take up a tailored approach to the AI market
    • Secure a Single European Market for Trustworthy AI
    • Enable AI ecosystems through sectoral multi-stakeholder alliances
    • Foster the European data economy
    • Exploit the multi-faceted role of the public sector
    • Strengthen and unite Europe’s research capabilities
    • Nurture education to the Fourth Power
    • Adopt a risk-based¬† governance approach to AI and ensure the appropriate regulatory framework
    • Stimulate an open and lucrative investment environment
    • Embrace a holistic way of working, combining a 10-year vision with a rolling action plan

These recommendations will help the Commission and Member States update their joint coordinated plan on AI at the end of year, playing a key role in building the future of artificial intelligence in Europe.

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