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Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to make people's lives much easier across a range of sectors such as healthcare, motoring, marketing, finance, and so on. The EU would like to be at the forefront of these developments.


  • Fierce international competition in the digital space means that the EU continues to lag behind the likes of China and the US in terms of digital progress. Exploiting scale and new technologies such as AI and blockchain; research and development; and improvements to education and training to allow the workforce to exploit new job opportunities should all lead to greater innovation and ensure the region remains competitive.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies the key elements of the EU's AI strategy.
  • Assesses the EU's Guidelines on Trustworthy AI.

Key questions answered

  • What is the EU's approach toward creating a suitable ethical and legal framework to support AI development?
  • How can the public be prepared for the socioeconomic changes brought about by AI?

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  • Summary
  • The EU has outlined three pillars of its approach to AI including preparing the public for the socioeconomic changes
  • Investment in AI and uptake by the public and private sectors must be encouraged
  • An appropriate ethical and legal framework is much needed to support AI


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