ECAI – An Extensive Public Consultation
on Artificial Intelligence
The European Consultation on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) -coordinated by Atomium-EISMD- was set up to organize an extensive and first of its kind consultation of the public-at-large on Artificial Intelligence, across twelve European Countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom.
Engaging citizens in this crucial debate -and collecting their opinions on one of the most relevant subject matters of our time- is an utmost priority in order to create policies considerate of the public’s opinion on AI, its Ethics and its Governance. Case studies from the Business Partners will also be included in the initiative with the aim of bringing them to the attention of the public at large.
The results of the consultation will be presented in November 2020 at the European Parliament during the AI4People Summit, with ECAI’s media partners, to the newly elected President of the European Parliament and to the newly elected President of the European Commission.
Format and Methodology
The media partners support the public consultation both through traditional offline channels as well as various online channels. Offline, through the hard copy version of their outlets, a series of articles presenting ECAI to their readers will be published, while introducing the public consultation itself.
The Media Partners
Online, the media partners will introduce – via their digital outlets and social media channels – the consultation itself, which on a weekly basis will present readers with a diverse series of questions. Each question will be linked to an informative article giving citizens in-depth, scientifically backed information.
The methodology of the consultation has been decided in agreement between the Knowledge Partners and the Media Partners.