The European Parliament is continuously assessing the ethical and human rights impact of new technologies and artificial intelligence. The regulation of robotics in Europe will focus on liability issues and ethical implications to improve existing ethical and legal frameworks as the JURI European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs launched a broad based debate with a wide range of stakeholders. According to the results of the consultation available in mid-term 2017 report, the aspects that would need to be addressed include liability rules (21 %), connectivity, intellectual property and flow of data (20 %), and ethics (19 %).

On October 19, Pavol Svoboda (president of the JURI Committee) and Google invited Andrea Bertolini, assistant professor of private law at Sant’Anna School, to attend the event “The science of science fiction; risk and opportunity in the regulation of new technologies” in Bruxelles.

Academics from research institutions and Fernanda ViegasGoogle Brain senior staff research scientist, have teamed up in one of the initiative aimed at improving human interaction with artificial intelligence systems. The EU’s Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation established a financial contribution of just under €4 million to ensure Europe produces world-class science and technology that drives economic growth.