Industrial AI and its impact on existing legislation

In light of the current advice of the Belgian authorities regarding COVID-19, we have taken the decision to postpone this event. This is a precautionary measure, as public health considerations remain our top priority. 

Additional detail will be published as soon as possible. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch with us: communications@orgalim.eu

The European Commission has set the development of AI as one of its priorities. With its 100 day proposal on AI of February 19th, the Commission will provide an overview of the opportunities of AI, but also propose potential areas of attention. 

At the same time, the Commission is evaluating the impact of new technologies on a range of other pieces of legislation. One such area are various Directives under the New Legislative Framework (NLF). The Machinery Directive being a prime example. The Commission is expected to propose changes to this Directive towards the end of this year, addressing also questions around the impact of AI on its functioning. When talking about new technologies, discussions on liability are also prominent, and specifically its impact on and relationship to the Product Liability Directive.

Given these different discussions and AI being a driver of many questions, we believe it is a good moment to bring together experts on these topics and their connection to the EU’s new industrial policy. We will discuss questions such as the fundamentals of AI, its importance in an industrial context. What are the learning and decision-making techniques used in industrial AI algorithms? How does the Machinery Directive actually work and its relationship to new technologies? And what is the state of the Product Liability Directive and is it fit for purpose?

The event will be hosted by Orgalim President Rada Rodriguez and moderated by Orgalim's Policy Director, Christoph Luykx and a selected group of experts will contribute to this important discussion on the future of EU industrial policy.

This roundtable is part of "European industrial strategy in focus", a series of interactive debates that will zoom in on policy issues central to a forward-looking industrial strategy. 

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at communications@orgalim.eu

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