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Brussels, 29 April 2020

The final report by the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) will be up for a debate and a vote on Tuesday 03 May. A press conference will take place at 16.30

When: Tuesday 03 May 2022, morning (plenary debate) 14.00 (Vote), 16.30 (Press conference)

Where: European Parliament, Daphne Caruana Galizia press room, Strasbourg

The public debate on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) should focus on its enormous potential to complement humans, MEPs are set to say. The report warns that the EU is taking the risk that standards will be developed elsewhere in the future, often by non-democratic actors, while the EU needs to act as a global standard-setter in AI.

The Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) identified policy options that could unlock AI’s potential with regard to health, the environment and climate change. It could also help combat pandemics and global hunger, enhance people’s quality of life through personalised medicine and create sustainable growth and jobs.

The plenary debate and vote can be followed via webstream here.

Press conference

A press conference with lead MEP Axel Voss (EPP, DE) and AIDA Committee Chair Dragoș Tudorache (Renew, RO) will take place at 16.30 on Tuesday in Parliament’s Daphne Caruana Galizia press room, and via interactio. Journalists wishing to actively participate and ask questions, please connect via Interactio by using this link.

The press conference will also be webstreamed live and recorded on Parliament’s Multimedia Centre.

Background

The AIDA Committee started its work in September 2020. In its mandate, the committee was tasked with exploring the impact of AI on the EU economy and its different sectors, analysing the AI approach of third countries, and charting the road ahead. The committee held a number of hearings and debates to feed into the report. The AIDA final report is the committee’s main output.

Throughout this process, the members and staff gathered expertise and insights on various aspects of AI. This work fed into the committee’s final report, which aims to establish an AI Roadmap up to 2030.

Practical information for journalists

From 11 April, anyone entering Parliament no longer needs to present an EU digital COVID certificate or negative PCR test result, but the wearing of a medical face mask is still required.