On 7 December, the European Commission presented a coordinated plan on Artificial Intelligence (AI) prepared with Member States to foster the development and use of AI in Europe.
This coordinated plan for “AI made in Europe” details actions to start in 2019 /2020 and prepares the ground for activities in the following years. Coordination with Member States will continue and the plan will be reviewed and updated annually. The Commission's new AI knowledge service, AI Watch, will help monitor the development of AI in Europe and the implementation of the coordinated plan.
The plan proposes joint actions for cooperation between Member States, Norway, Switzerland and the Commission in view of:
According to the European Commission, stronger coordination is essential for Europe to become the world-leading region for developing and deploying cutting-edge, ethical and secure AI.
Therefore, the Commission strives towards completing the Digital Single Market and its regulatory framework and calls on Member States and the European Parliament to find an agreement as soon as possible on the legislative proposals on cybersecurity, open data and the next EU budget, which includes funding for research and innovation as well as deployment of AI technologies.