december, 2019

02decAll Day05AI & Big Data Innovation SummitFrom technology to socially beneficial solutions(All Day) Event Type:Summit


december 2 (Monday) - 5 (Thursday)


European Parliament

Event Details

The past decade has known a surge of breakthroughs in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Increased computer power, the availability of big data, as well as advances in research have led to ever more AI and big-data applications being used in all domains of our lives. Europe is well positioned to reap the benefits that those applications can bring, disposing of all necessary elements to generate beneficial innovation. AI and big data however also pose a number of risks, from hampering people’s fundamental rights such as privacy, autonomy or non-discrimination, to causing physical or other types of damage. Europe must therefore put in place the necessary safeguards to ensure that the technology’s risks are adequately addressed, and that European citizens remain protected. As the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on AI indicated, this not only requires a thorough evaluation – and potential adaptation – of our current regulatory frameworks, but may also bring the need to introduce new regulation and governance mechanisms. It will be up to the new European legislature to ensure that the challenges raised by AI are adequately tackled, and that Europe will be able to flourish in the AI era.

The 1st AI & Big Data Innovation Summit organised by the Knowledge4Innovation Forum is taking place from 2 – 5 December in the European Parliament in Brussels. This is an outstanding opportunity to meet and discuss with newly elected MEPs and the new Commission (Commission President UVDL tbc) about the opportunity for Europe to become a global leader in AI and data driven innovations and how policy can support and if necessary, regulate AI and big data developments.

The programme covers topics around policy-making and regulation, the use of AI and data analytics to exploit open (research) data and a series of concrete examples of how AI & Big Data innovation will transform industries and society. A key target will be the use of data to make better decisions and predict outcomes/impact of policy measures and investments in R&I.

⋆ The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the program at any time in the case of unforeseen circumstances.


Knowledge4Innovation Forum


    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3
    • Day 4
    • 2nd December 2019
    • 18:00 AI & Big Data Innovation Summit Opening Ceremony and Cocktail Reception18:00 - 20:30Venue: Members' Restaurant | European Parliament | Brussels

    • 20:00 High-level Partner Dinner20:00 - 22:00Venue: Members' Salon | European Parliament | Brussels

    • 3rd December 2019
    • 08:00 Breakfast Debate 'Digitalisation in the raw materials sector’08:00 - 09:30in cooperation with EIT RawMaterials
      Hosting MEPs: Maria da Graça Carvalho, Marisa Matias
      Venue: Members' Salon | European Parliament | Brussels

    • 09:30 Plenary Session on 'AI – The big picture'09:30 - 13:009:30 – 11:00 - Part I: What legislative framework for AI in Europe?
      Hosting MEP: Maria da Graça Carvalho, Chair of K4I Forum Governing Board
      Moderator: Nathalie Smuha, Assistant lecturer and Researcher FWO Fellowship at KU Leuven

      11:00 – 13:00 - Part II: AI Initiatives in cooperation with Initiative for applied artificial intelligence
      Moderator: Andreas Liebl, UnternehmerTUM

      Venue: 7C50 | European Parliament | Brussels

    • 13:00 Networking lunch13:00 - 14:00Venue: 7C50 | European Parliament | Brussels

    • 12:30 Lunch Debate on 'Meaningful Human Control of Autonomous Intelligent Technology'12:30 - 14:30in cooperation with TuDelft
      Hosting MEPs: Tom Berendsen, Mohammed Chahim
      Venue: Members' Salon | European Parliament | Brussels

    • 14:00 Plenary Session with and for AI Startups: Do AI Startups face more and particular regulatory barriers, do they need more funding and specific incubation support services?14:00 - 16:00in cooperation with EUTOP50 and knowco by collabwith
      Moderator: Jara Pascual, Founder and CEO, knowco by collabwith
      Venue: 7C50 | European Parliament | Brussels

    • 19:00 Dinner Debate 'Photonics for Digital Sovereignty'19:00 - 22:00in cooperation with the European Photonics Industry Consortium EPIC
      Hosting MEP: Ivars Ijabs
      Venue: Members' Salon | European Parliament | Brussels

    • 4th December 2019
    • 08:00 Breakfast Debate 'Towards a European Partnership in AI, Data and Robotics'08:00 - 09:30in cooperation with BDVA and euRobotics
      Co-host: Anna Michelle Asimakopoulou, Member of the European Parliament
      Venue: Members’ Salon | European Parliament | Brussels

    • 12:30 Lunch Debate 'How to collaborate in Europe to develop Artificial Intelligence for peace, justice and security' 12:30 - 14:30in cooperation with The Data Science Initiative by Municipality of The Hague
      Venue: Members’ Salon | European Parliament | Brussels

    • 5th December 2019
    • 08:00 Kick-off meeting launching Horizon Europe cross partnership working groups08:00 - 09:30Venue: Members’ Salon | European Parliament | Brussels

    • 10:00 Plenary Session 'Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and European upstream industries: what now?'10:00 - 12:00in cooperation with Cefic, A.SPIRE, EMIRI, and ESTEP
      Hosting MEPs: Maria da Graça Carvalho, Susana Solís Pérez