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Policymakers x Founders | Sandro Gianella, Peter Sarlin, Luis Viegas Cardoso & Melissa Heikkil

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December 8, 2023
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Policymakers x Founders | Sandro Gianella, Peter Sarlin, Luis Viegas Cardoso & Melissa Heikkil
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Want to learn the best business insights from remarkable speakers at Slush 2023, but don’t have the time to watch the full speeches on YouTube?

You’ve come to the right place. Below is a summary of a speech by Sandro Gianella, Head of Europe Policy & Partnerships at OpenAI, Peter Sarlin, Co-founder and CEO of Silo AI and Luis Viegas, Digital Adviser of the European Commission in conversation with Melissa Heikkilä of MIT Technology Review.

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<p class="h1-rich">🤏 TL;DR</p>

TL;DR: The meeting discussed the current state of AI policy and regulation, with a focus on Europe. The EU is taking a proactive approach to AI regulation with the development of the EU AI Act, which aims to create a safe and regulatory environment that fosters trust in AI technology. Startups in Europe have concerns about upcoming regulations and their impact on AI innovation, but should focus on building strong software companies and leverage AI to enhance their products. Action items include establishing a European data sharing initiative, creating a united approach to building leading AI players in Europe, ensuring regulatory certainty, and investing in moonshot projects.

<p class="h1-rich">✨ Summary</p>

AI Policy and Regulation

  • The conversation around AI policy and regulation has gained significant attention in the past year.
  • Open AI's iterative deployment approach aims to involve more people in the conversation and shape AI governance.
  • The global conversation around AI governance has become more inclusive, involving civil society, private sector, governments, and technology developers.

Overview of AI Regulation in Europe

  • The European Union (EU) is taking a proactive approach to AI regulation.
  • The EU AI Act is being developed to regulate AI applications and address risks.
  • The EU aims to create a safe and regulatory environment that fosters trust in AI technology.
  • The EU is also focused on creating an ecosystem that supports AI development and innovation.

Challenges and Opportunities for Startups

  • Startups in Europe have concerns about upcoming regulations and their impact on AI innovation.
  • The EU AI Act, if not carefully crafted, could be burdensome for small players and hinder growth.
  • However, a lack of regulation can also lead to uncertainty and hinder investment and progress in the AI sector.
  • European startups should focus on building strong software companies and leverage AI to enhance their products.

Key Questions and Considerations

  • Important questions include identifying unique use cases for AI in Europe, leveraging local insights and data.
  • The role of research organizations and universities in driving AI development and knowledge transfer is crucial.
  • Striking a balance between regulation and fostering an ecosystem that supports AI innovation is essential.
  • Building trust in AI systems through responsible development and certification is a priority.
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