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Event Report of High-Level Forum on the EU Vision for Trustworthy AI in the World

InTouchAI.eu - International outreach for a human-centric approach to artificial intelligence released the event report of the High-Level Forum on the EU Vision for Trustworthy AI in the World, held by the European Commission through InTouchAI.eu at Expo 2020 Dubai on March 15-16, 2022.

It summarizes the discussions of the HLF & the expert workshops on AI for Health and AI for Sustainability that provide lots of food for thought about EU regulation directions.

Download the report here.

A snapshot includes:

  • Strengthening the international dimension of the proposed EU AI Act could contribute to ensuring a shared approach and common governance mechanisms worldwide.
  • One of the key ingredients for grasping the opportunities of AI without compromising on values is to make sure to put values first, including relevant stakeholders in the decision-making process.
  • AI should both be compliant as well as beneficial. These two dimensions allow building trust in the way AI systems are developed and used. This in turn can strengthen business relations and thus foster innovation and growth.
  • Trust is crucial to ensure that AI is aligned with legislation and ethical standards. It is thus crucial to ensure collaboration among different fields and go beyond the mere implementation of guidelines into new services and applications.
  • Explainability, Safety, Fairness, Accountability, Privacy, and Sustainability are the key dimensions of Trustworthy AI. They are intertwined with the possibility for AI systems to incorporate ethical requirements that could make AI systems human-centric.
  • It is crucial to leverage existing multilateral and bilateral initiatives and ensure that the human-centric approach to AI is based on foundational European values that guarantee citizens’ fundamental rights and individual freedoms.

The use cases presented by the ongoing projects applying AI in their respective areas show you what's possible with AI and why it is the way forward. Ethical considerations and human-centric approach were presented in those use cases for your reference.

Spiros Mouzakitis presented the I-NERGY project, which dives into the use of AI within the energy sector to fight climate change and environmental degradation by means of AI applications aiming to provide more and more accurate forecasts of energy consumption, efficient demand and supply predictions, increased grid flexibility and optimized maintenance and operations. More than 120 SMEs and start-ups applied to the recently closed open calls to test their AI solutions displaying the maturity of the technology for this sector. As part of the project, a mentoring program has started with the goal of enabling a sustainability and trustworthy by design approach that ensures a positive net impact on the environment of these AI solutions.