The European Parliament and the governance of AI: challenges and opportunities

Friday 29/11, 15:00-16:30, Mihalis Kritikos

The session will focus on the initiatives of the European Parliament in the development of an EU governance framework on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Special attention will be given to the process that led to the adoption of two own-initiative resolutions and the main suggestions put forward for both the European Commission and the Member States. The lecture will discuss the ethical and legal aspects of the resolutions and the normative effects the latter have had upon recent EU efforts for the governance of this disruptive technological sector. The session will discuss whether the pervasive, growing and transformative character of these technologies fits well with the established EU institutional and legal acquis. 
 
Dr Mihalis Kritikos is a Policy Analyst at the European Parliament working as a legal/ethics advisor on Science and Technology issues (STOA/EPRS). He is also an Affiliated Scholar of the European Centre of Excellence on the Regulation of Robotics & AI and a Visiting Lecturer at the College of Europe. Mihalis is a legal expert in the fields of EU decision-making, food/environmental law, the responsible governance of science and innovation, and the regulatory control of new and emerging risks. He has worked as a Research Programme Manager for the Ethics Review Service of the European Commission, as a Senior Associate in the EU Regulatory and Environment Affairs Department of White and Case (Brussels office), as a Lecturer at several UK Universities, and as a Lecturer/Project Leader at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA). He also taught EU Law for several years at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).