BDVA at the Research and Innovation Days 2020 !

The European Research and Innovation Days 2020 edition will take place from the 22nd to the 24th of September entirely online. BDVA will be present at the European Research and Innovation Days with several speakers participating in different sessions:

  • BDVA President, Thomas Hahn (Siemens) will intervene during the workshop on AI, data and robotics – building wider synergies around Europe which will take place on the 22nd of September at 16h.
  • BDVA President, Thomas Hahn (Siemens) will contribute to the Co-Design Session on Open Science and Open Innovation, scheduled for the 22nd of September at 14h. 
  • BDVA Vice President Laure Le Bars (SAP), will take part in the panel on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Today and Tomorrow taking place on the 22nd of September at 11h45.
  • BDVA Vice President, Milan Petković (Philips), will participate in the discussions on Data for Health which will take place on the 23rd of September at 10h30. 

For questions on BDVA participation in the event do not hesitate to contact the BDVA office.

Deadline extended to September the 6th for the consultation on the SRIDA for the upcoming AI, Data and Robotics Partnership

The deadline to respond to the public consultation on the Strategic Research Innovation and Deployment Agenda (SRIDA) for the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership has been extended. Stakeholders have until the 6th of September to provide their input for establishing the right priorities in the context of the upcoming Partnership. 

The current SRIDA consultation version and the updated form to provide feedback can be found in the Resources area of the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership webpage. A FAQ document can also be found on the same site.

For those interested in providing feedback for the AI technology only, the survey on AI within the European Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, Data and Robotics is also open until the 6th of September.

BDVA welcomes 19 new members

On the 8th of July, the BDVA General Assembly officially welcomed 19 new members, among which there are 5 Full Members and 14 Associate Members. 

Full members: ABI Lab, eBOS Technologies, Occitanie Data, University of the Basque Country and University of Murcia

Associate members: 1001 Lakes, AUSTRALO Interinnov Marketing Lab SL, BOMENGIE Lab CRIGEN, ETA Consulting, FTK e.V., IDEKOLeonardo SPA, LORTEK, SatCen, Software Imagination & Vision (SIMAVI), Value Date, Yoop Tech Limited and University of Pavia (Department of Economics and Management)

EU AI Whitepaper in line with the vision of the new partnership on AI, Data and Robotics

BDVA has published its response to the White paper on Artificial Intelligence: "a European approach to Excellence and Trust". BDVA welcomes this whitepaper as there is a clear need for a solid AI European approach based on European values. The aspiration contained within this document for Europe to “become a global leader in innovation in the data economy and its applications” is strongly supported by BDVA. A comprehensive and functioning Data Strategy is a prerequisite to any AI Policy and regulation. The general broad policy perspective of this whitepaper is also very well-received. The AI Whitepaper is very much in line with the vision of the new partnership on AI, Data and Robotics. Find BDVA's response to the White paper on AI here.

Contribution of BDVA and the BDV PPP to the European Data Strategy

BDVA has published its response to the European Data Strategy published by the European Commission last February 19th. BDVA welcomes the European Data Strategy as the natural evolution of the data innovation ecosystem within Europe. The Data Strategy leverages the work of the Big Data Value PPP to support Large Industry working together with SMEs and research organisations in a critical mix needed to deliver both economic and societal impact to Europe in areas including mobility, manufacturing, bio- economy, health, energy, environment, smart cities and infrastructures, food, finance, media and farming. Find BDVA's response to the European Data Strategy here.

BDVA response to the public consultation on ethical and legal requirements for AI

BDVA welcomes the possibility to provide feedback to the Inception Impact Assessment concerning a Proposal for a legal act of the European Parliament and the Council laying down requirements for Artificial Intelligence. As already highlighted in BDVA response to the AI Whitepaper, BDVA strongly supports the development of a solid AI European approach based on European values. 

BDVA full response to this public consultation can be found here

Outcome of the BDVA Online Activity Group Workshop 38 on prioritisation of topics for the Data Deep Dive of the SRIDA (September 7th)

On the 7th of September, BDVA hold an online Activity Group meeting (AG38) which was entirely dedicated to prioritising amongst the topics to be included in the Data Deep Dive of the Strategic Research Innovation and Deployment Agenda. More than 70 participants joined the discussions and contributed to the prioritisation exercise.

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