Policy Area: Research and Innovation
Lead DG: CNECT - DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
Type: Informal, Temporary
Mission: The general objective of the group shall be to support the implementation of the European initiative on AI. This will include the elaboration of recommendations on future AI-related policy development and on ethical, legal and societal issues related to AI, including socio-economic challenges. The Commission aims at building a broad stakeholder engagement framework, the European AI Alliance, to allow for broad and open discussion of all aspects of AI development and its impact on the economy and society. In addition to the group, the AI Alliance will consist of stakeholders who voluntarily sign up to participate through an online platform. The group shall steer the AI Alliance's work, interact with other initiatives and help stimulate a multi-stakeholder dialogue, gather participants' views and reflect them in its analysis and reports.
Task: 1. Advise the Commission on next steps addressing AI-related mid to long-term challenges and opportunities through recommendations which will feed into the policy development process, the legislative evaluation process and the development of a next-generation digital strategy. 2. Support the Commission on further engagement and outreach mechanisms to interact with a broader set of stakeholders in the context of the AI Alliance, share information and gather their input on the group's and the Commission's work. 3. Propose to the Commission AI ethics guidelines, covering issues such as fairness, safety, transparency, the future of work, democracy and more broadly the impact on the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, including privacy and personal data protection, dignity, consumer protection and non-discrimination. These guidelines will build on the work of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies and of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency in this area.
Assist the Commission in the preparation of legislative proposals and policy initiatives
Publication in RegExp: 09 Mar 2018
Link to Website: https://ec.europa.eu/futurium/en/eu-ai-alliance/forum
Last updated: 24 Sep 2019
Activity Report The European AI Alliance is a multi-stakeholder forum for engaging in a broad and open discussion of all aspects of AI development and its impact on the economy and society. It is steered by the High-Level Expert Group on AI (AI HLG), which consists of 52 experts who have been selected by the Commission for this task. The AI HLG will focus on two main deliverables, for which input from the members of the European AI Alliance will be sought: (1) It will prepare draft AI ethics guidelines, which will offer guidance on how to implement ethical principles when developing and deploying AI, building on the work of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights; and (2) It will make mid- and long-term policy recommendations on AI-related challenges and opportunities, which will feed into the policy development process, the legislative evaluation process and the development of a next-generation digital strategy.
Call for applications
09 / 03 2018
09 / 04 2018
Call for the selection of members to the High-level expert group on Artificial Intelligence
DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
Research and Innovation
Selection Procedure (members) Members of this group have been selected via a call for applications. The deadline was 9 April 2018.
Internal Rules of Procedure Revised Rules of procedures of the AI HLG - August 2019
Revised Rules of Procedure_26.08.pdf (approx. 269 kb)
Other Concept note on the AI HLG
Concept Note on the AI HLG.pdf (approx. 237 kb)
No Subgroups assigned to this group.