Ethics, trustworthiness and human control are at the core of European guidance documents for artificial intelligence. But, as stated in the Coordination Plan on Artificial Intelligence, member states have been encouraged to develop their own national AI strategies built on the work done at the European level. This begs the question: how well is the European view of trustworthy AI echoed in national strategies and member state decision-making?

Date: Monday 30th of November 2020
Time: 10.30-12.00 CET
Location: Fores Youtube

Together with the European Liberal Forum, Fores launches ”Human-centred AI in the EU – Trustworthiness as a strategic priority in the European Member states”. In the anthology, the authors analyze several member states’ national AI strategies in order to determine the extent of which they have been influenced by European AI policy. Countries examined are Portugal, the Netherlands, Italy, the Czech Republic, Poland, Norway and the Nordic countries as a whole.

The anthology’s starting point is the European Commission’s approach on “trustworthy AI”, expressed in the European Commission’s guidelines for ethical and reliable AI, in the Commission’s 33 policy and investment recommendations for trustworthy AI, as well as in the Commission’s White Paper on Artificial Intelligence. A central and guiding question is to what extent the elements of the Ethics Guidelines, such as ethical principles and key requirements, are displayed in the national strategy. Furthermore, the authors examine how countries talk about and promote AI in terms of applicability, consumer awareness, entrepreneurship, environmental concern and inequality.

During the launch, an expert panel will discuss some key issues and problems addressed in the anthology as well as outline prospects for future European AI implementation on member state level.


Fredrik Heintz, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Linköping University, member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on AI (AI HLEG), president of the Swedish AI Society
Stefan Larsson, lawyer, Associate Professor in Technology and Social Change, Lund University, researcher, FORES, editor of ”Human-centred AI in the EU”
Claire Ingram Bogusz, Ph.D. researcher, FORES, editor of ”Human-centred AI in the EU”
Francesco Cappelletti, Research Fellow, European Liberal Forum
Jonas Andersson Schwarz, Ph.D. researcher, FORES, editor of ”Human-centred AI in the EU”

Moderator: Robin Vetter, Digital society programme, FORES


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Live stream

The webinar will be live streamed on Fores Youtube.

More on the topic

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Listen to Dr. Stefan Larsson and Dr. Fredrik Heintz discussing the creation of lawful, ethical and robust artificial intelligence, while also debating questions of transparency, diversity and unfair biases in the field of AI. Listen to Liberal Europe Podcast episode #33 here, by the European Liberal Forum (ELF).


For questions about the webinar, please contact Tobias Sjöblom.

This event is organised by European Liberal Forum asbl in cooperation with FORES, co-funded by the European Parliament. #ELFevent