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White Paper on Artificial Intelligence – a European approach to excellence and trust

On 19 February 2020, the European Commission launched a Consultation on Artificial Intelligence. Citizens and stakeholders provided their feedback until 14 June 2020.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a strategic technology that offers many benefits for citizens and the economy. It will change our lives by improving healthcare (e.g. making diagnosis more precise, enabling better prevention of diseases), increasing the efficiency of farming, contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation, improving the efficiency of production systems through predictive maintenance, increasing the security of Europeans, and in many other ways that we can only begin to imagine.

This public consultation come along with the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence - A European Approach aimed to foster a European ecosystem of excellence and trust in AI and a Report on the safety and liability aspects of AI. The White Paper proposes:

  • Measures that will streamline research, foster collaboration between Member States and increase investment into AI development and deployment;
  • Policy options for a future EU regulatory framework that would determine the types of legal requirements that would apply to relevant actors, with a particular focus on high-risk applications.


The consultation received over 1200 individual responses to an online questionnaire as well as written input. Participants, including EU and non-EU citizens, Member States and all relevant stakeholders (including civil society, industry and academics) provided their opinion on the White Paper and contributed to the European approach for AI.

Feedback was provided in all EU languages.

A factual report and a document including all the input received, will soon be available in this page.  

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