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Artificial intelligence and ethical standards


The Commission has opened today applications for a group on artificial intelligence (AI) to gather expert input and rally a stakeholder alliance.

Also today, the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE), an independent advisory body to the Commission, has published a statement on artificial intelligence. The expert group will be tasked to advise the Commission on how to unite a broad and diverse community of stakeholders in a ‘European AI Alliance’; support the implementation of the upcoming European initiative on artificial intelligence; and come forward by the end of the year with draft guidelines for the ethical development and use of artificial intelligence based on the EU’s fundamental rights. The guidelines will be drafted following a wide consultation and building on today’s statement by EGE. Applications to join the expert group in artificial intelligence can be submitted until 9 April and the Commission aims to set this group up by May. The group will gather and build on the work done by other experts which is relevant to artificial intelligence, such as the high-level strategy group for industrial technologies (intermediate report) and the expert group on liability and new technologies. For the latter a call for applications was also launched today. This expert group will assist the Commission in analysing the challenges related to the existing liability framework.

EU invest on breakthrough innovation

“Artificial Intelligence, genetics, blockchain: science is at the core of today’s most promising breakthrough innovations. Europe is a world leader in science and technology and will play a major role in driving innovation. The Commission is making a concerted effort – including with the European Innovation Council which takes its first steps today – to give Europe’s many innovators a springboard to become world leading companies.”  Said Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.

The Commission today announced how it will spend €30 billion of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 during 2018-2020. Over the next 3 years, the Commission will seek greater impact of its research funding by focusing on fewer, but critical topics such as migration, security, climate, clean energy and the digital economy. Horizon 2020 will also be more geared towards boosting breakthrough, market-creating innovation. The Commission is launching the first phase of the European Innovation Council, mobilising €2.7 billion from Horizon 2020 to support high-risk, high-gain innovation to create the markets of the future. The initiative complements wider efforts made by the Juncker Commission since the beginning of its mandate to give Europe’s many innovative entrepreneurs every opportunity to thrive.

Fujitsu World Tour 2017: the future of Artificial Intelligence

Ravi Krishnamoorthi, Senior Vice President, Fujitsu EMEIA

Artificial intelligence and cyber security were among the topic of 2017 Fujitsu World Tour held in Brussels the 8th of June 2017.

In a world of constant digital transformation, Cyber security and Artificial intelligence are actual topics. Organizations and citizens need to learn fast, act quickly and where possible, scale rapidly. No-one can do this alone.

We had an exclusive interview with Mr. Ravi Krishnamoorthi Senior Vice President & Head of Business Consulting, at Fujitsu on the theme of Artificial intelligence.

Mr. Krishnamoorthi which are going to be, in the future, the biggest facts or events supporting the development of artificial intelligence?

The world today is in a very right moment for the emerging of artificial intelligence (AI).  In one hand, we have resources, very high skilled people and on the other, we have huge technologies upswing that is happening. We started to have new technologies, faster technologies, more optimal technologies. Where there is a need for decision support to happen, it can be in any industry, manufactory, public service, health care, transportation, you will start to see artificial intelligence everywhere. In the next 25 years, I expect to see artificial intelligence as a commodity platform. People will buy AI as they buy utilities or services today. Al will probably will become a platform where people will start using the solution that are built in AI, as a web utility and web services. For example in the field of health care now, we have doctors who are not able to meet the demand of patient for actually going and intervene. Imagine if we have AI, which is actually helping them to meet more people so they can intervene much ahead of time. Artificial intelligence is already there.

Basically artificial intelligence could give something to human development ?

Absolutely. That is one of Fujitsu principles. The human centric innovations. We need to deliver something to the human being. It is all about how we can enable technology to deliver absolute value to human being. This is what we call as human centric innovation through digital creation.

The bigger cyber-attack of some week ago is a clear signal that we need more integrated solutions. How can we avoid or limit such attacks?

From a cyber perspective, the more you come up with interventions the more people are going to become intelligent and anti-social elements are going to become more intelligent to actually attack more. This is a long journey. I do not think there is any particular way of absolutely stopping the cyber-attack ever, that is not possible. However, there is a way to minimize it. That is exactly what Fujitsu coming to play where there is a clear mandate, not just cyber security but also physical security. How can we physically stop the wrong person touching a laptop or accessing a server for example? Right from there to actually testing, helping customer on new threats that are coming in. Therefore, the idea is to provide a consulting and professional service to help customer, besides providing ongoing very high end security services to deliver to customers.

We need a European level strategy or International strategy?

I think we need a multi prompt strategy and not a single strategy, which can actually solve the problem of cyber security.  We need to have a personal strategy, community strategy, regional strategy, country strategy moving on to European strategy and international and global strategy because the threats levels are different. In the cyber world, while there are no boundaries, there are every possibility to escalate fast from bring a regional threats level to a country level and global level. I think there are already standard available like the GDPR that is probably the best instrument enable enforcement many guidelines for companies and countries. The penalties are becoming very heavy, very strict and countries are executing an implementing the GDPR quite extensively. I think this is a first step. Cyber-security is a process an ongoing evolving exercise. It is all about how fast and agile you are and how ahead off any one of these threats you are.

Fujitsu World Tour is the largest roadshow of its kind, stopping in more than 25 cities around the globe.


Henry Borzi