Webinar: National AI strategies in Europe, Where are we now and what's next?

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About

This joint online webinar on 22 June 2021 at 14:00 – 17:30 CET is part of the OECD’s and the European Commission’s (EC) joint efforts on global monitoring and analysis of Artificial Intelligence developments. The collaboration focuses on supplying accessible, consistent, and up-to-date information to stakeholders through the OECD AI Policy Observatory and the Commission’s knowledge service to monitor the development, uptake and impact of AI in Europe, AI Watch.

Together, OECD.AI and AI Watch provide a wealth of knowledge on trends in research and development, jobs and skills, and the latest AI news, as well as a repository of more than 650 AI policies and strategies from over 60 countries and the EU.

In this context, the webinar will introduce the updated AI Watch "National Strategies on Artificial Intelligence: A European Perspective"  report and the OECD 'State of Implementation of the OECD AI Principles: Insights from National AI Policies' report on national AI policies. It will also present the new initiatives and features on the EC-OECD database of national AI strategies and policies.

The AI Watch "National Strategies on Artificial Intelligence: A European Perspective" report provides comprehensive information on EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland’s national AI strategies. It aims to help Member States to learn from each other’s policy initiatives and to identify synergies and collaboration opportunities, and will also be available on the OECD AI Policy Observatory.

The OECD “State of Implementation of the OECD AI Principles: Insights from National AI Policies”  report looks at how countries are implementing the five recommendations to governments contained in the OECD AI Principles and examines emerging trends on AI policy. The report was drafted based on the input of the OECD AI Network of Experts (ONE AI) working group of Policies for AI and the EC-OECD database of national AI strategies and policies.

On 21 April 2021, the EC came forward with its “AI package”, a key milestone in the implementation of the EU’s vision to create an ecosystem of excellence and an ecosystem of trust for AI. It includes the 2021 review of the Coordinated Plan on AI and a horizontal legislative proposal on AI.
 

Objectives

In this webinar attendees will:

  • Gain information about emerging trends in AI policy across EU countries in the context of building ecosystems of excellence and trust in AI
  • Discover stakeholders’ views on the role of national AI policies in the development and uptake of trustworthy AI as well as on the opportunities and benefits of enhancing collaboration
  • Learn about the work of the European Commission and the OECD to monitor and analyse national AI policies

Please visit the event website for full details and agenda