Digital Days at Dutch Permanent Representation

As part of the Digital Days, the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands will host various events to highlight developments in the digital economy, including events on artificial intelligence (January 23), competition policy in the digital age (January 27) and political content online (January 29).

Ethical AI and Innovation

23 January 12:30-16:00

Artificial intelligence will shape the economy in the coming decades. The European Commission’s initiative aims to create a human-centric, ethical, and innovation-friendly framework for the further development and deployment of AI that will benefit both businesses and society as a whole.

This event brings together policy-makers, experts and interest groups to discuss how to safeguard ethical principles and fundamental rights while also promoting innovation. At the start of the session the Netherlands’ AI action plan and the Dutch non-paper for an EU-approach on AI will be presented.

Speakers include Dragos Tudorache (MEP, Renew), Tom Berendsen (MEP, EPP), Khalil Rouhana (DG Connect, European Commission), Holger Hoos (Professor of Machine Learning, Leiden University), and Kees van der Klauw (Dutch AI coalition). Moderated by Jennifer Baker.

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This event will also be livestreamed via our Twitter channel @NLatEU

Competition Policy in the Digital Age

27 January 14:30-17:00

In 2020, Europe will plot a new course towards the digital age. The event on January 27 centers on the role of competition policy and online platforms in this new age. Questions on the table include whether the current EU competition framework is adequately equipped to ensure a fair and innovative digital economy, and what can be done to ensure it remains fit for purpose. Are additional instruments necessary? Specific checks on the powers of platforms over their users? Should the EU take the value of data into account when assessing market power?

Speakers include  Stéphanie Yon-Courtin (MEP, Renew), Claire Bury (DG Connect, European Commission), Christian Borggreen (CCIA), Karina Stan (Developers Alliance), and Ursula Pachl (BEUC). Moderated by Imane Elfilali.

Please note that this event is invite-only.

Political Content Online

29 January 16:00-19:30

The European Commission’s Democracy Action Plan will set out measures to tackle threats of external intervention in European elections. Online platforms have proven extremely useful for pushing political advertisements and messages to a large audience. The open nature of platforms also requires us to consider questions of accountability and the potential tension between fact-checking and freedom of speech. Maintaining an accessible and free internet is essential.

Speakers include Meg Chang (Facebook), Monika Ladmanova (Cabinet Jourová, European Commission), Kati Piri (tbc MEP, S&D), and Shannon Bakker (nu.nl). Moderated by Samuel Stolton.

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This event will also be livestreamed via our Twitter channel @NLatEU

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Ethical AI and Innovation