On April 25th, 2018, the European Commission has published a Communication outlining a European approach to AI, based on three pillars:

  • Boosting the EU’s technological and industrial capacity and AI uptake across the economy, both by the private and public sectors. This includes investments in research and innovation and better access to data.
  • Preparing for socio-economic changes brought about by AI by encouraging the modernisation of education and training systems, nurturing talent, anticipating changes in the labour market, supporting labour market transitions and adaptation of social protection systems.
  • Ensuring an appropriate ethical and legal framework, based on the Union’s values and in line with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU. This includes forthcoming guidance on existing product liability rules, a detailed analysis of emerging challenges, and cooperation with stakeholders, through a European AI Alliance, for the development of AI ethics guidelines.

The Communication is available via: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/communication-artificial-intelligence-europe.