2018 Activities

Laying the ground

The first year will be dedicated to establishing the foundations on which the social impacts of an AI society can be understood.



1. AI4People Forum. At the heart of the first year will be the launch of the AI4People Forum, open to representatives of governments around the world, European institutions, civil society organisations, relevant media and leading businesses. Members will be invited to attend three meetings in Brussels:

February 2018: Presentation of the Agenda and Roadmap.
June 2018: The first draft of the Ethical Framework is presented for feedback and refined.
October 2018: AI4People Summit; the Ethical Framework is formally endorsed.

2. AI4People Summit. The conclusion of AI4People’s first year will be the First AI4People Summit, to be held at the European Parliament on October 30th and 31st 2018. The Summit will convene partners, civil society organisations, and leading policy makers from national governments, the European Parliament, and the European Commission, and leading media outlets. The Summit is expected to see the presentation of the Ethical Framework (see below) and a series of parallel sessions on “Living with AI” and “AI Across Society” with leading figures from the worlds of research, policy, business and civil society. The Summit will formally launch the second year of AI4People.