Vision for AI 2021


Thursday 22 April 2021 | 11:00 - 13:00 CEST

AI Corner

Thursday 22 April 2021 | 11:00 - 13:00 CEST

AI Corner
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The aim of the event organized by the European scientists and members of the European AI community was to present the joint activities in the area of AI research in Europe, as well as the emerging ecosystem of AI excellence, with an emphasis on the networks of AI centres of excellence established last September, to the general public with an interest in AI.

We aim to reassure the general public that Europe is well positioned for future success in the increasingly heated competition in AI with countries such as the USA or China. We also aim to create an opportunity for discussion around the European plans for AI and their implementation.

The European Vision for AI 2021 event was closely linked to and coordinated with an official announcement by the European Commission on new regulations and further investment into AI.

The EC AI Communication Package was released on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 closely after 1 pm on following links:

Thanks to our close cooperation with the Commission, the event represented one of the first opportunities for public discussion on the newly announced plans of the European Commission.

We were also updating the following document on media coverage on topics related to the EC AI regulation that have been recently published HERE.

Target audience

General public at first
Researchers and people interested in AI
Start-ups, innovators, SMEs, corporates

3 parallel sessions

Society Focus
Industry Focus
Skills & Training Focus



Polls & Feedback From Participants

Which word comes to your mind when we say “European AI”?

Is Europe going to be a leader in human-centric, trustworthy AI?

One word to describe what you will take out of this event.

What industry-related topic are you most interested in?

In your opinion, does AI present more risks or more opportunities for society?

How satisfied are you with the overall event?


Event Organisation

Fully online event.

Participation for free.

No prior registration required.

  • With open chats next to the streaming windows, everybody could directly ask questions during the panels without changing the application or website.
  • There were targeted surveys published during the event on the most emerging topics – participants could vote directly for preferred option that matters to them – because their / your opinion matters!

This event was organized by the Vision Project (ICT48-CSA)