2.6 – Artificial intelligence/Ethical issues of data management

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Pillar 2: Innovative industry for citizens

Session 2.6 – Artificial intelligence/Ethical issues of data management

31 October 2018, 12:00-13:00, room STRAUSS 2

Technology is increasingly appealing in ethical parameters. Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), control of black boxes generated by artificial intelligence and dual use are examples of various issues that industry is facing when developing innovation. The session will look at the needs of the industry linked to data management (interoperability and automation), and at the possible role of the public authorities in designing a framework for artificial intelligence.

Please find below the speakers (in alphabetical order), who will contribute to this session:

  • Providing frameworks to help develop research ethics protocols, professional ethical codes and better legal frameworks for new technologies like artificial intelligence
    Philip Brey, University of Twente
  • The EU policy perspective on the importance of AI – industrial and ethical aspects
    Juha Heikkilä, European Commission, DG CONNECT
  • Innovative IT solutions to enable process and system-spanning data integrity and data usage
    Torsten Osthus, OSTHUS GmbH
  • Facing protection of intellectual property rights when using artificial intelligence to develop innovation
    Burkhard Schafer, University of Edinburgh

Moderator: Doris Schroecker, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

Rapporteur: Marcela Alzin

Philip Brey

University of Twente

Juha Heikkilä

Head of the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence unit
European Commission, DG CONNECT

Torsten Osthus


Burkhard Schafer

Professor for Computational Legal Theory & Director of the SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP Law
University of Edinburgh