BDVA/DAIRO workshop on Trustworthiness of Industrial AI

On the 17th of February, BDVA/DAIRO held a workshop in the area of Trustworthiness for Industrial AI (see further details on the announcement of the workshop here). This online event gathered over 50 members of the community, including large companies, SME’s, researchers, technology providers and users, to discuss research and innovation needs, gaps, opportunities and challenges that Trustworthy AI sets to the industry across sectors. The workshop also focused on mapping concrete examples of critical, high-risk applications that will require trustworthiness conformity assessment.

The community especially emphasised the importance of the issues of transparency and explainability of AI, the bias of the systems, usage of confidential data and data privacy of the applications. The participants raised concerns of critical applications, in particular on the industries “where things actually matter”. For example,  health care, self-driving vehicles, law enforcement, cybersecurity, telecommunication networks and financial services were considered to contain high-risks requiring conformity assessment of trustworthiness.

As a result of the fruitful exchange of ideas and expertise, the strong interest of the community and the success of this first workshop, BDVA/DAIRO will launch a discussion paper to address the topic further and will organise other activities in the future.

The trustworthiness of artificial intelligence is a raising topic among the European AI community. The attention increased after the European Commission released “ethical guidelines for trustworthy AI” in 2020. The document by the EC’s High-Level Expert Group on AI (AI HLEG) was followed by an assessment list for the industry, defining key requirements for trustworthy AI. Together with the research and industry ecosystem, BDVA/DAIRO wants to take an active role in ensuring the technology respects the European values.

If you are interested in joining the discussion on Trustworthiness for industrial AI, contact the BDVA/DAIRO  office at


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