Joining forces to boost Artificial Intelligence adoption in Europe

Europe has a strong and growing economy in the areas of robotics and data-driven Artificial Intelligence (AI). Integrated value chains, together with a combination of key enabling technologies, give AI the power to transform the economy as well as society. To preserve European values while taking advantage of technological developments demands a responsible use of AI. AI will increase productivity, flexibility, and quality as well as enabling new business models creating additional revenue streams.

Therefore BDVA and euRobotics very much appreciate the Coordinated plan on AI published in December 2018.  Both organisations are carefully working with our partners to move towards a European AI Public Private Partnership (AI PPP) with the following steps:

Our first step together was to establish a joint Vision: The vision of the AI Public Private Partnership is to boost European industrial competitiveness and lead the world in developing and deploying value-driven trustworthy AI based on European fundamental rights, principles and values. You can read our Joint Vision Paper here.

Now we are bringing together our extensive networks to develop the necessary ecosystem. No single initiative, no single country, no single company, or market segment can address this vision alone. A network of stakeholders is needed. Driven by BDVA and euRobotics, we have set up an AI Ambassadors Network to establish a collaborative, trustful and open relationship with regional AI initiatives. Ambassadors are representatives from the different member states and regions that know best what the needs, opportunities, know-how, and initiatives are at regional levels. Building on this solid foundation, we set up a collaboration with different initiatives – not only industry-driven initiatives but also academic and social initiatives. We strongly believe that Collaboration on different levels with different partners is the key to success!

The foundations of the network are based on European values with open collaboration at its core.  We are now detailing the strategy, the research needs, the critical importance of innovation – this Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda - SRIA is not “one time shot”, this paper will be discussed, reviewed and developed further – based on the collaboration network. The first version of the SRIA will be published on June 6, and we will continue to co-create this agenda with our European stakeholders.

At the core of the agenda is industrial adoption, a practical consideration of the constraints and requirements that AI solutions must meet for business impact to address head-on the needs of the market. After all, the economic success of AI solutions will only come about if they are adopted and generate real Customer Benefit based on European values.

We look forward to working together with all of you on this journey towards the European AI PPP!

We hope to see you in our next events:

Yours sincerely 

Bernd Liepert, President euRobotics

Thomas Hahn, President BDVA

 

Comments

Inviato da Piotr Mieczkowski il Sab, 01/06/2019 - 16:16

How to work with you as a local partner? 

I'm representing Polish NGO. 

Inviato da Thomas HAHN il Dom, 16/06/2019 - 11:07

Dear Piotr Mieczkowski,

just contact BDVA via secretarygeneral@core.bdva.eu and we will support you!

May be interesting for you too is that we have as member e.g. the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center.

Since Friday June 14th we started at the "Forum of the AI Alliance" a discussion (see link  here) and uploaded the Strategic Resaerch, Innovation and Deployment Agenda (SRIDA) in the open library of the AI Alliance (link here).

Looking forward for our joint dicussion and cooperation!

With best regards

Thomas

Inviato da Thomas HAHN il Dom, 23/06/2019 - 23:24

The community met in Brussels on June 6th and held an impressive event “Joining forces to boost AI in Europe!”

The consultation version of our joint Strategic Research, Innovation and Deployment Agenda (SRIDA) strategy was published: A focal point for collaboration on artificial intelligence, data and robotics!

Following our paradigm of working openly and inclusivly with various stakeholders across Europe, building on European strengths and European values, we have started the discussion at the “Forum of the AI Alliance”  (link here).  The SRIDA document is uploaded in the open library of the AI Alliance (link here

We very much appreciated the attendance of and the impressive speech by Director General Roberto Viola DG CONNECT. We are proud that Director General Roberto Viola has expressed his trust in us and that he appreciates the first results from our joint work.

But that is also a big obligation for us – one that we will fulfill!

Many thanks to all of you making this possible for a successful AI inside Europe!

We look forward to the next SRIDA release in September with comments from all of you.

Bernd Liepert, President euRobotics

Thomas Hahn, President BDVA

Inviato da Andrei Petreanu il Gio, 19/09/2019 - 10:47

What is being done in the direction of reglementations to support AI companies and their products? I will give a strightforward example : in America, the FDA has been approving healthcare CNN models for quite some time, even if they do not have clinical actionable outcomes, the recommendations of such apps can help prevent a lot of disease.

 

In Europe, even if we have many startups dealing with health sector applications, most of them flat-out and get bankrupt, not because of lack of product, but because reglementations and reticent medical sector players will not adopt.

I guess my final question is this : How can we expect to be competitive if the business environment that we have set up here in Europe is not inviting any of the AI innovations in products? Health is a sector were large improvements can be made with the support of gouvernments. 

 

Thank you!

Inviato da Miguel Muñoz d… il Mer, 14/10/2020 - 10:53

It would be interesting to have a GAIA-X alike program for European AI joint efforts.

GAIA-X is a government-supported initiative that aims to develop a federated data infrastructure for Europe. It is as well supported by dozens of the most important European companies in the area of cloud.

Link for more info: https://www.data-infrastructure.eu/GAIAX/Navigation/EN/Home/home.html