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In April 2018, the European Commission published a Communication which set out a blueprint for a three-pronged approach to increase public and private investment in Artificial Intelligence, to prepare for socio-economic changes and to ensure an appropriate ethical and legal framework. As part of this, the Commission established the Artificial Intelligence High-Level Expert Working Group (AI HLEG), which will support the creation of the European Union’s strategy on AI. Professor O’Sullivan gave an address on the opportunities and challenges for Europe in relation to AI, and the group’s progress so far.

 

About the Speaker:

Professor Barry O’Sullivan was recently appointed to the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLEG). He is a Fellow and current Deputy President of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EurAI) and is a founding director of the Science Foundation Ireland funded Insight Centre for Data Analytics, based at University College Cork. He is also a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.