The last few years have seen the rise of concerns about Artificial Intelligence disrupting social interaction, manipulating public opinion and taking our jobs. The ultimate fear is that AI will leave us humans powerless in an AI dominated society. Are these concerns justified? At first, it looks like the blessings and challenges of artificial intelligence are not too disruptive. However, closer inspection reveals that AI holds enormous potential to change many domains of our life, while posing important challenges. In 2020 we are at a crossroad: how can we build and shape innovation in AI, while still respecting citizens’ interests and the core values of European society?

Chair: Madeleine de Cock Buning, Professor, Digital Politics, Economies and Societies Cluster, STG, EUI