Paris (F), July 2018 - An academic from University Paris-Saclay is to play a key role in advising the EU on artificial intelligence (AI). Nozha Boujemaa, director of the Data and AI institute of Université Paris-Saclay (DATAIA), has been nominated to the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLG). The group’s objective is to support the implementation of the European strategy on AI.
Nozha Boujemaa’s role will be to provide recommendations on future AI-related policy development and on the ethical, legal, and societal issues related to AI.
Following a recent open selection process, the Commission appointed 52 experts to the new group, comprising representatives from academia, civil society, as well as industry.
The AI HLG will serve as the steering group for the European AI Alliance's work, interact with other initiatives, help stimulate a multi-stakeholder dialogue, gather participants' views, and reflect them in its analysis and reports.
Specifically, the group will be tasked to advise on the next steps addressing mid to long-term AI-related challenges and opportunities, propose AI ethics guidelines, and support the Commission on further engagement and outreach mechanisms to interact with a broader set of stakeholders.