On September 20th, the first workshop of the EU High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (EU HLEG AI) took place in Brussels. The workshop was attended by the 52 members of the expert group appointed by the European Commission (see the list at https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/high-level-expert-group-artificial-intelligence), extended with reserve members. The workshop was attended by former BNVKI board member Virginia Dignum (member) and current BNVKI board member Bart Verheij (reserve member). The expert group is tasked with preparing AI ethics guidelines and policy and investment recommendations.