AI4People is the first European forum bringing together key stakeholders as academia, industry, civil society organisations and the European Parliament to lay the foundations for a “Good AI Society” shaping the impact of Artificial Intelligence
Following the proposal for the European Artificial Intelligence Act, in 2023 AI4People intends to move “from principles to practice to requirements to standards” and lead a very ambitious initiative on AI Ethical Impact Assessment (AIEIA) methodology to define requirements and standards and other features such as conformity assessments and postmarket activities. In order to contribute to establish a wide ecosystem for conducting AI auditing, in December 2023 AI4People will present the AI Global Mark of Compliance.
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AI4People was established in February 2018 following a meeting in 2017 between Prof Luciano Floridi, Director of the Digital Ethics Lab at the University of Oxford and Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini, President of Atomium-EISMD. The meeting took place during the Atomium’s Next Generation Internet Summit. Six months later the European Commission established the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, in which many scientific members of AI4People were engaged.
AI4People’s first year of activity led to the “AI4People’s Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society: Opportunities, Risks, Principles, and Recommendations”, presented to the European Parliament in December 2018 by Prof. Luciano Floridi, Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini and Tony Blair. This important achievement was the starting point for the High Level Group on AI created by the European Commission and guided to the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence presented in April 2019, which served as the basis for the European Artificial Intelligence Act.
After this the AI4People’s scientific activities led the “Report on Good AI Governance: 14 Priority Actions, a S.M.A.R.T. Model of Governance, and a Regulatory Toolbox“, presented to the the European Parliament on November 6th.
In 2020, AI4People has identified seven strategic sectors (Automotive, Banking & Finance, Energy, Healthcare, Insurance, Legal Service Industry, Media & Technology) for the deployment of ethical AI, appointing 7 different committees to analyse how can trustworthy AI be implemented in these sectors: the “AI4People’s 7 AI Global Frameworks“, are the result of this effort, presented to the European Parliament on December 1, 2020 during the AI4People Summit.
The 7 AI4People’s Scientific Committees
The 2022 activities
The AI4People’s activities in 2022 include the “5 AI4People’s Conversations”. This conversations intended to:
- help partners to be informed or to build some understanding about specific topics not necessarily appearing on the general scene but to which members of the Commission or the Parliament will be invited to provide their perspectives;
– answer the following questions: where do we think the AI legislative process is? Where is it going? Where is the French Presidency going?
The 5 AI4People’s conversations was closed-door discussions and engaged members of AI4People’s Scientific Committee, businesses partners, members of the European Parliament and the European Commission. In addition to these, representatives of major international players on AI we’re engaged as the GPAI, the global partnership on AI which now is joined by 19 countries, and the OECD.
In order to follow the results of the First AI4People’s Conversation (December 1, 2021) please see here.
In order to follow the results of the Second AI4People’s Conversation (March 23, 2022) please see here.
In order to obtain more information about the Third AI4People’s Conversation (December 6, 2022) please see here.