Can the EU Lead in AI After the Arrival of the GDPR? (Brussels, 27 Mar 2018)

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Center for Data Innovation
Press Club Brussels, 95 Rue Froissart - 1000 Brussels
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Although the EU is investing heavily in research in artificial intelligence (AI), the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect in May, includes numerous provisions that will impede the development and use of AI in Europe. For example, the GDPR establishes a right to have a human review and explain algorithmic decisions, a requirement that will make it more difficult for companies to automate certain processes using AI. Similarly, the GDPR creates a right for consumers to demand that companies erase all copies of their personal data, a requirement that may undermine the integrity of algorithmic models. Furthermore, the huge fines associated with failing to comply with the GDPR, along with uncertainty about how to comply, poses risks even for companies doing their best to comply.
The Center for Data Innovation is organising an overview of a new report outlining how the GDPR will impact the development and use of AI, and a panel discussion about what Europe should do to support increased AI development and adoption.
  • Date and Time:
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, from 9.00 to 10.30 AM
  • Location:
Press Club Brussels, Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels, Belgium