In June the European Parliament established a Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence to study the impact of AI and to propose a roadmap for the EU. According to the decision of Parliament, the Committee should pursue a “holistic approach providing a common, long-term position that highlights the EU’s key values and objectives.”
Parliament asked the AI Committee to prepare a report on common EU objectives, and to build on earlier reports, such as Shaping Europe’s Digital Future, a European Strategy for Data, the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence, and Safety and Liability Implications of AI. The Parliament called for a “digital transition that is human-centric and consistent with the Charter of Fundamental Rights.” The new Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) will be composed of 33 members, and will have an initial duration of 12 months from the date of its first meeting.
The AIDA held its first meeting on September 23. The Committee members elected Dragoș Tudorache (Renew, RO) as Chair, by acclamation. The bureau will be composed of: First Vice-Chair: Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D, FI), Second Vice-Chair: Geoffroy Didier (EPP, FR), Third Vice-Chair: Edina Tóth (EPP, HU), and Fourth Vice-Chair: Birgit Sippel (S&D, DE)
Committee chair Dragoș Tudorach said after the meeting, “The digital transformation, besides the tremendous benefits it can bring to our citizens, is also an opportunity to strengthen the European Union and to build up our strategic resilience in the face of adversity. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the heart of this transformation.”
The AIDA Committee will hold its first working meeting during the week of October 26-30.
Marc Rotenberg, Director
Center for AI and Digital Policy at Michael Dukakis Institute
The Center for AI and Digital Policy, founded in 2020, advises governments on technology policy