The AIDA Committee is vested with the following strictly responsibilities:
- to analyse the future impact of artificial intelligence in the digital age on the EU economy, in particular on skills, employment, fintech, education, health, transport, tourism, agriculture, environment, defence, industry, energy and e-government;
- to further investigate the challenge of deploying artificial intelligence and its contribution to business value and economic growth;
- to analyse the approach of third countries and their contribution to complementing EU actions;
- to submit to Parliament’s responsible standing committees an evaluation defining common EU objectives in the medium- and long-term and include the major steps needed to reach them, using as a starting point the following Commission communications published on 19 February 2020:
- A European Strategy for Data;
- White Paper on Artificial Intelligence - a European approach to excellence and trust;
- Report on the safety and liability implications of Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and robotics.
- Shaping Europe’s digital future;
The outcome of the constitute meeting was the following:
- Dragoş Tudorache (RE, RO) was elected as Chair;
- Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (FI, S&D) was elected as first Vice-Chair;
- Geoffroy Didier (FR, EPP) was elected as second Vice-Chair;
- Edina Tóth (HU, EPP) was elected as third Vice-Chair;
- Birgit Sippel (DE, S&D) was elected as fourth Vice-Chair.
The creation of the AIDA's Committee demonstrates how much the topic of AI has become critical in the EU. Furthermore, initiatives that will be undertaken in this Special Committee may generate new policy opportunities for the Avicenna Alliance, especially when it comes to advance the use of CM&S in the field of health.