On 14 November, the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE Committee) has published a draft report on “A comprehensive European industrial policy on artificial intelligence and robotics”.
In June 2018, the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) launched an own-initiative report on artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics and appointed as rapporteur Ashley Fox (ECR, United Kingdom). Amendments to the report can be submitted by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) until 6 December. Although the ITRE Committee is responsible for this file, several other Committees will give an opinion that will directly feed into the final report, which will be prepared by the ITRE Committee with the aim to be adopted in Plenary on 7 January.
With the aim to adopt a motion for a European Parliament Resolution on comprehensive European industrial policy on artificial intelligence and robotics, the ITRE Committee dedicated a specific sub-section to health.
More specifically, the ITRE Committee proposed to the European Parliament to:
A final report is planned to be adopted on the 7 January 2019 in ITRE Committee. On basis of this final report, a motion for a European Parliament Resolution will be submitted to vote in plenary session.
Own-initiative (INI) reports are non-legislative reports initiated by the Members of the European Parliaments (MEPs), which are aimed at defining the European agenda in the early phase of the legislative cycle. They often pave the way for new legislative proposals, exploring various topics of interest to Members, responding to Commission communications and expressing Parliament's position on various aspects of European integration.