At the occasion of the Slovenian Presidency of the European Council, the Slovenian Ministry of Public Administration together with the European Commission (DG Connect) will organise a joint “High-Level Conference on AI: From ambition to Action”.
The event follows up on the Proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonised rules on AI and the updated Coordinated Plan on AI, published by the European Commission in April 2021, as well as the previous editions of the European AI Alliance Assembly. The joint efforts of the Slovenian Presidency of the European Council and the European Commission in organising this event mark another important milestone aiming to bring policymaking efforts 'From Ambition to Action' and turn Europe into a global hub of excellence and trust in AI.
The conference will unfold around a number of inspirational speeches, panel discussions and breakout sessions featuring experts and policy makers from EU Member States, third countries, international organisations, academia, civil society as well as business representatives. Each of the 2 days will be introduced at the highest-level by the European Commission’s Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton, Slovenian Minister of Public Administration Boštjan Koritnik and Mark Boris Andrijanič, Minister for the Digital Transformation.
The High-Level Conference on AI: From Ambition to Action will be a hybrid event taking place in the Brdo Congress Centre in Slovenia. Given current COVID related restrictions, interested stakeholders can register to attend the event via live web streaming.
To facilitate the interaction with the AI community in the frame of the event, the organisers have planned a series of blogposts and open discussions through the European AI Alliance. This will enable conference speakers and participants to shape the discussions and to debate next steps on how to advance human-centric AI on the global stage.
Commissioner Thierry Breton is to meet with EU Mayors and members of the Living-in.EU and the Intelligent Cities Challenge to discuss the Green and Digital transformation and the socio-economic resilience of cities and communities.
19th European Week of Cities and Regions
The purpose of the event will be to look at the specific challenges and opportunities of digitalisation in smaller and medium-sized cities.
19th European Week of Regions and Cities
City managers and policy makers face challenges in delivering effective urban change due to the complex nature of city processes and systems. Local Digital Twins (LDTs) disrupt siloed policy-making by enabling systemic impact exploration of and experimentation with new ideas across virtual replicas of cities and regions.