Artificial intelligence (AI) is forcing virtually all industries to evolve. In manufacturing, it will unlock new sources of value creation, reshape business models, and accelerate value-added services such as mass customization and predictive maintenance. This represents a unique opportunity and challenge for Europe: it can nurture a global competitive advantage in the manufacturing sector — but with China and the United States racing ahead in AI, it cannot afford to lose its edge by falling behind in the technology. As the European Commission prepares a new EU industrial strategy, to support AI in manufacturing EU policymakers should develop laws and regulations that unlock investments, create a skilled workforce, and enable data sharing.
Тhe Center for Data Innovation organized a public discussion dedicated on the future of AI-enabled manufacturing, and what European policymakers should do to help Europe thrive, titled ‘What Should Europe Do To Embrace AI-Powered Manufacturing?’.
The event took place on 6 February 2020 at the Brussels Press Club.
Katerina Yordanova, Senior Legal Expert (Of Counsel) of LIBRe Foundation, took part of the event.