EU AI Act: Are we striking the right balance?

We are delighted to invite you to EU40’s in-person event, ‘EU AI ACT: Are we striking the right balance? Fostering Innovation while protecting EU citizens fundamental rights,’ taking place on 29 June 2022, 18:00 CET at the Microsoft Centre, Brussels (only a stone’s throw from the European Parliament).

Last year, the European Commission published an ambitious proposal to regulate Artificial Intelligence. The announced regulation, however, which was intended to be the first of its kind, has been slow to progress due to the file’s technical, political, and juridical complexity. In particular, outstanding issues concerning legal definitions, potential civil rights violations, and the financial/bureaucratic impact facing SMEs and larger multinationals, remains the focus of much intense discussion and debate.

The first draft of the European Parliament report was published earlier this year, with discussions on amendments expected throughout the summer. The intention is to reach a compromise by September and to hold the final vote in November. In light of this timeline and the ongoing debate relating to this important topic, EU40 has decided to organize a multi-stakeholder discussion, brining together leading experts from across both the EU institutions and the private sector, to help address some of the most pressing issues associated with regulating AI within both an EU and wider international context.

The Artificial Intelligence Act has important implications across various areas of public life, such as healthcare policy, data economy, and civil rights: thus, by bringing together diverse perspectives, we hope to better understand the ins and outs of this critically important piece of EU legislation. Principally, the gathering will explore whether the AI Act is striking the right balance between the necessity for AI regulation on the one hand, and the freedom to allow technological innovation and entrepreneurialism on the other.

Confirmed speakers include:
Ms. Eva Maydell MEP (BG-EPP) – ITRE Rapporteur for AI Act
Mr. Werner Stengg – Vestager Cabinet (EC), AI and Data Economy
Ms. Cornelia Kutterer – Senior Director at Microsoft, AI, Privacy and Digital
Mr. Angel Martin – Senior Director at Johnson & Johnson, Digital Health
Moderator: Mr. Alessandro Da Rold, Managing Director at EU40

Cocktail Reception following event. Registration required.

EU40 would be delighted if you could join us for this important and highly topical in-person discussion.
To reserve your place and for more information please register below.