To contribute to the ongoing debate at global level about the legal and ethical challenges posed by the use of AI, the European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) and the Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), in collaboration with the European External Action Services (EEAS), launched the project to promote the establishment of an “International Alliance for a human-centric approach to Artificial Intelligence” (in short IA-AI).
The project aims to provide expert advisory services and technical assistance to the European Commission ‘To contribute to the setting up of a framework for ethics and trust to enable the growth of AI in accordance with EU and universally recognised values and prepare the ground for global alliance building in this field’.
To achieve this goal, the specific objectives of the project are to support the Commission to:
What do we plan?
The IA-AI project aims to leverage existing multilateral and bilateral initiatives to build global alliances around human-centric AI within the context of international fora such as the OECD, the G20, the G7, the recently established Global Partnership on AI (GPAI), and the United Nations. “Through the mobilisation of strategic communication and technical expertise, the project expects to complement the ongoing international processes adding on joint initiatives with key interested partners and like-minded-countries.
To this end the, the IA-AI project will conduct the following activities during its implementation phase:
Specific activities with Australia
Within this context, the European Union and Australia are engaging in discussions for bilateral structured policy dialogue and have agreed to explore possible synergies and defining areas of mutual interest for reinforced collaboration in specific priority policy domains.
For this reason, a mapping of the the human-centric AI landscape in Australia will be carried out during the period May – June 2021, identifying key stakeholders and analysing the relevant policy and research activities under implementation or planned.
To discuss the results of this activity, a joint EU-Australia Online Workshop on Human-Centric AI is being organized, with the aim to gain a better understanding of the visions, policies and activities to promote a responsible development of AI in the EU and Australia and to define research priorities to further deepen the cooperation on joint actions to converge on common ethical and regulatory frameworks and standards to raise awareness and public outreach to support building partnerships at the global level.
The workshop is expected to take place over two half-days in the first half of July 2021
IA-AI Project team: firstname.lastname@example.org