A resilient Europe fit for the Digital Decade is one where people and businesses benefit from artificial intelligence-generated improvements in industry and day-to-day life. For example, artificial intelligence (AI) can help to treat diseases and minimise the environmental impact of farming.
However, any AI-generated improvements need to be based on rules that safeguard the functioning of markets and the public sector, and people’s safety and fundamental rights. If Europe is to be internationally competitive, it must carry these values to the global stage, and facilitate innovation across the EU.
In line with this vision, the Commission published its AI package proposing new rules and actions aiming to turn Europe into the global hub for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence:
- Communication on Fostering a European Approach to Artificial Intelligence
- Coordinated Plan with Member States: 2021 update
- Regulation proposal: new rules for trustworthy AI: Proposal for Artificial Intelligence Act
Member States and the Commission are working together to stay at the forefront of artificial intelligence through the twin objectives of AI excellence and trust.