AI4People was established in June 2017 following a meeting between Prof Luciano Floridi, Director of the Digital Ethics Lab at the University of Oxford and Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini, President of Atomium-EISMD, that took place during the Atomium’s Next Generation Internet Summit.
In February 2018 AI4People was launched at the European Parliament, as first multi-stakeholder forum bringing together all actors interested in shaping the social impact of new applications of AI, including the European Parliament, civil society organisations, industry and the media. Six months later the European Commission established the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence AI, in which many scientific members of AI4People were engaged.
With a three year roadmap, the goal of AI4People is to create a common public space for laying out the founding principles, policies and practices on which to build a “good AI society”.
In November 2018, on behalf of AI4People and its partners, Prof. Luciano Floridi presented at the European Parliament the “AI4People’s Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society: Opportunities, Risks, Principles, and Recommendations”, result of AI4People’s first year of activity. This important result served as inspiration to the European Commission and guided the identification of the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI presented by the Commission in April 2019.
In 2019, the AI4People’s scientific activities have focused on the “Report on Good AI Governance: 14 Priority Actions, a S.M.A.R.T. Model of Governance, and a Regulatory Toolbox“, presented at the European Parliament on November 6th.
The 2020 Committees
In 2020, the first AI4People’s meetings took place at the European Parliament on March 11th, 12th and 13th. This was the first meeting in 2020 for the newly established 7 AI4People Committees:
In 2020, AI4People and its partners call for the launch of a process that paves the way towards common, internationally recognized, industry-specific frameworks.
The 2020 Programme
AI4People’s 2020 programme aims towards the creation of the first 7 Good AI Global Frameworks, with the concrete objective of considering the impact that the 7 Key Requirements will have within 7 vertical business sectors and, establishing concrete and practical steps that each sector must take to be compliant with respect to the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI.
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