Politico AI Summit 2020

Date and location

30 September - 1 October 2020, Virtual event



Registration is free of charge. You can check the programme and register here for this event.


About the event 

Artificial intelligence has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, from the way we work and communicate to how we treat diseases. The Covid-19 pandemic has intensified the focus put on the technology and raised questions such as: Is AI a silver bullet to address global crises? What new privacy concerns have arisen over the use of AI?

Meanwhile, AI is also redefining the global balance of power. While the U.S. and China stand as the world’s frontrunners, because of their development of cutting-edge AI applications and their capacity to attract investments, Europe wants to lead the way on digital policies by setting the conditions for the development and use of AI. GDPR, digital competition and online copyright are some of the major policy areas that the last Commission implemented to give the bloc a competitive advantage. But will the new European Commission be able to keep up with Europe’s unfinished digital legacy when the technology is evolving quickly and investments are being allocated to other parts of the world?

Taking place virtually on September 30 and October 1, 2020, POLITICO’s AI Summit will tackle key questions about the future of AI global regulation and the technology’s implementation, such as:

  • How is the Covid-19 pandemic impacting Europe’s policy priorities?
  • What is happening across the globe? And what are the key alliances that are emerging between countries and regions worldwide?
  • Should AI development be limited? How can the biases in the use of AI be addressed? What are the biggest consequences and challenges of automation in industry?
  • Is AI a cultural question? How does the interpretation of “trustworthy” differ from a country to another, and how does it impact AI development across the globe?
  • Can the EU push its case for creating international rules in a future world of artificial intelligence and robotization?
  • What are the EU and member states doing to facilitate access to capital, data and skills needed to support AI growth and develop strong AI solutions?

The speaker lineup includes Philippe de Backer, Belgium Minister of Digital Agenda; Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice; Eva Kaili, MEP; and Malte Lohan, Orgalim Director General.


To find out more about Orgalim's work on AI, download our Manifesto for a European Agenda on Industrial AI.