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Making the AI Act Work: Views on Standardisation and Open Source

25 October 2022


October 25, 2022
17:00 - 19:00 CEST

This event will take place in-person in Brussels at Avenue des Arts 56 and will be followed by social drinks.

The AI Act is clearly one of the most complex pieces of legislation to recently arrive in the Parliament, with intense debate on how to fulfil the regulation’s objectives and ensure that effective enforcement is possible.  It has required understanding not only of what AI is today, but also consideration for what is needed to allow the development of the AI of tomorrow and how to be ready for its consequences.  Standardisation and Open Source are where regulation meets the technology.

MEP Sergey Lagodinsky (Greens) will give an opening statement, which will then be followed by two panels: 

Our first panel will explore the question of how existing standards and standards organisations will play a role for the effectiveness of the AI Act. The speakers will touch on the implications of the current proposals being negotiated, but also the future compliance of the AI Act.

Our second panel will explore the implications of the AI Act for open source development. Open source communities today are developing best practices for responsible AI, practices that can inform “state of the art” compliance in the Act. At the same time, the Act presents challenges to developers building open source AI components and systems.

  • Sergey Lagodinsky

    Member of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA) - AI Act shadow rapporteur LIBE/JURI European Parliament
  • Jochen Friedrich

    Technical Relations Executive IBM
  • Merle Uhl

    Policy Officer Artificial Intelligence & Digitalisation Bitkom e. V.
  • Sebastian Hallensleben

    Chair, Joint Technical Committee 21 "Artificial Intelligence" CEN/CENELEC
  • Peter Cihon

    Senior Policy Manager GitHub
  • Kai Zenner

    Head of Office, Digital Policy Adviser to MEP Axel Voss European Parliament
  • Carlos Muñoz Ferrandis

    Tech & Regulatory Affairs Counsel Hugging Face
  • Gian Volpicelli

    Technology Reporter POLITICO

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