ALLOWING INNOVATION TO PROSPER
The summit gathered policymakers, scientists, innovators, industry representatives, startups and academics to discuss issues at the intersection of innovation and governance.
Key questions debated included:
• Is Europe shifting the AI world order?
• What impact is machine learning having on work in Europe and how should policymakers be responding?
• Is the way we educate young Europeans positioning them for success in the evolving jobs market?
• From ethics committees to regulations, what current enforcement frameworks are already in place, where are the gaps, and who should be responsible for ensuring baseline criteria are met?
HUAWEI, LEADER IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
AI has the potential to drive productivity, competitiveness and innovation, and improve human lives significantly. And it is at the heart of much of what we do in Huawei.
As a society, for us to be able to trust AI applications, and the decisions they make, especially in sensitive areas such as legal and healthcare, transparency will be key. So, companies must design AI software responsibly and in a way that is as transparent as possible.
On the other hand, it is very important we are not over-regulated as far as AI is concerned. Over-regulation could critically hamper innovation.
Europe should focus on supporting AI innovation and developing high-quality specifications, standards, and academia-industry collaborations, instead of regulating too early a technology still in its infancy.
Winners of the Huawei European Student Challenge, which in 2018 focused on AI applications, took part in Huawei’s exhibition at the summit.