18th October 2019, Brussels: Robert Madelin, Former Director General at Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) and a member of AI4People’s Scientific Committee, joined the ECAI High-Level Group which will be preparing and confirming the contents for the European Consultation on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI).
The European Consultation on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) organized by AI4People’s media partners with the participation of the European Commission and the European Parliament – 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.
The results of this extensive and international public consultation will be presented in July 2020 by AI4People, with ECAI’s media partners, to the newly elected President of the European Parliament and to the newly elected President of the European Commission.
Mr. Madelin has held a series of senior leadership positions at the European Commission. In 2016, he authored ‘Opportunity Now: Europe’s mission to innovate’ and is currently the Chairman of Fipra International Ltd. Prior to that, he was a negotiator for 20 years in international trade and investment, first for the UK, and then for the EU.
Mr. Madelin has notably served in the Cabinet of European Commission Vice-President Leon Brittan. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations.
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