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High-Level Conference on AI: From Ambition to Action

On 14 and 15 September 2021, members of the European and international community joined Europe’s High-Level Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

The event followed up on the Proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonised rules on AI and the updated Coordinated Plan on AI, published by the European Commission in April 2021, as well as the previous editions of the European AI Alliance Assembly

The conference was organised jointly by the Slovenian Presidency of the European Council and tehe European Commission. It featured experts and policy makers from EU Member States, third countries, international organisations, academia, civil society as well as business representatives.

Each of the 2 days was introduced at the highest-level by the Minister of Public Administration Boštjan Koritnik and Minister for the Digital Transformation Mark Boris Andrijanič, while the Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, and international high-level experts participated in the event via online video interviews.

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The High-Level Conference on AI: From Ambition to Action was held in a hybrid format at Brdo pri Kranju in Slovenia, and broadcasted globally online. With over 80 selected high-level speakers, and almost 2000 participants online, the conference marked another important milestone to bring policymaking efforts to turn Europe into a global hub of excellence and trust in AI. 

All the recordings of the event can be accessed online.

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You can follow our social media channels on Twitter: @EU2021SI, @RoboticsEU and @InTouchAIeu or simply use the hashtags: #AIHLC  #AIAlliance  #FromAmbitionToAction.

To facilitate the interaction with the AI community in the frame of the event, the organisers have planned a series of blogposts and open discussions through the European AI Alliance. Thisenabled conference speakers and participants to shape the discussions and to debate next steps on how to advance human-centric AI on the global stage.

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The European AI Alliance

The European AI Alliance is a forum that engages more than 4000 European citizens and stakeholders in a dialogue on the future of AI in Europe.

The forum was set up in parallel to the High-Level Expert Group on AI (AI HLEG) as broad multi-stakeholder forum that would, among others provide input from the different parts of society to the work of the AI HLEG and EU policy-making more generally.  

The members of the European AI Alliance meet with experts, stakeholders and international actors in the field of AI in an annual assembly. The first edition of the European AI Alliance Assembly took place in June 2019. The second edition of the European AI Alliance Assembly took place in October 2020.