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EU Artificial Intelligence: Promote & Regulate

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 12 March 17 2020

March 2020

Last February, the European Commission published a White Paper on Artificial Intelligence – a European Approach to Excellence and Trust. The purpose of the document is to set out the policy options that promote European leadership in AI technology whilst addressing risks of decreasing decision transparency and equity. The Commission aims to achieve both through a combination of investments and rules. As investments, the Commission aims to set up together with national and private parties centres of excellence and will use Horizon Europe as a funding mechanism. It will support network of universities to offer world-class AI Masters programmes. It also proposes actions with private partners, specifically with SMEs, again using Horizon Europe as one of the funding mechanisms. The White Paper identifies the scope for a future European regulatory framework on AI intelligence.

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