BRUSSELS — ITI, the Information Technology Industry Council, welcomes the Commission proposal of a Regulation on Artificial Intelligence as an important global first.
ITI Vice President and Director General for Europe, Guido Lobrano, stated:
“The Commission has taken a bold step towards pioneering regulation in this field. We need to unlock innovation, by building public trust in AI. We urge European policy-makers to focus on flexible regulation, targeted to the highest-risk applications. AI presents global opportunities and challenges, requiring cooperation and alignment between jurisdictions”
In case you missed it, today, Euractiv published an op-ed by Mr Lobrano on the need for AI regulation to increase user trust, whilst unlocking innovation, available here.
On Friday 23rd April, 3-4pm CET, ITI, together with Bitkom, will be the first to bring together decision-makers and industry to consider the Commission’s AI Regulation in an interactive webinar “The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Reflections on the Commission Proposal”
- Nicola Beer, MEP, Vice-President European Parliament
- Ricardo Castanheira, Digital Counselor at Portuguese Council Presidency
- Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director, Rule of Law & Responsible Tech at Microsoft
- Susanne Dehmel, Member of the Executive Board at Bitkom
- Guido Lobrano, Vice President and Director General for Europe at ITI
- Anthony Whelan, Digital Adviser to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
The webinar will provide an opportunity for press to ask questions directly to decision-makers behind the proposal from all three institutions, as well as industry representatives. You can register here.
Vice President Vestager and Commissioner Breton today presented the much-awaited Draft Regulation on Artificial Intelligence. Prior to this, ITI released its Global AI Policy Recommendations in March 2021, which are available to consult here.