Croatia is the last member of the European Union signing the Declaration of Cooperation on Artificial Intelligence (AI)
The ceremony took place at the Council meeting of Competitiveness ministers in Vienna. This solidifies the European approach presented by the EU Commission in April 2018.
One objective of the Declaration is to create synergies across relevant funding schemes within Europe. The Commission and Member States are working on a plan in line with the call by European leaders on 28 June 2018.
EC Vice-President Andrus Ansip And Commisioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska participate in the session, focusing on the role of AI in transforming European industry. Also on the importance of digital skills and making the right investments.
Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas will participate in a discussion on the proposal to invest €100 billion over six years in research and innovation. This includes the funding programme Horizon Europe. This discussion builds on the European Council meeting from 28 June. EU leaders agreed on further developing high-quality research and its transformation into new products, services and business models. The Council follows just weeks after the Commission proposed under the next long-term EU budget. They commited to invest €9.2 billion on the first ever digital programme Digital Europe. This includes €2.5 billion to help companies across Europe to adopt AI.