High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence

Organization created by the European Commission in 2018. Following an open selection process, the Commission appointed 52 experts to a High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, comprising representatives from academia, civil society, as well as industry.

The High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLEG) has as a general objective to support the implementation of the European Strategy on Artificial Intelligence. This includes the elaboration of recommendations on future-related policy development and on ethical, legal and societal issues related to AI, including socio-economic challenges.

In the first year after its creation in June 2018, the AI HLEG delivered on the following:

  1. Ethics Guidelines on Artificial Intelligence: The Guidelines put forward a human-centric approach on AI and list 7 key requirements that AI systems should meet in order to be trustworthy. These requirements will go through a piloting process expected to conclude with the presentation of a revised document in early 2020.
  2. Policy and Investment Recommendations: Building on its first deliverable, the group has put forward 33 recommendations that can guide Trustworthy AI towards sustainability, growth and competitiveness, as well as inclusion – while empowering, benefiting and protecting human beings. The recommendations will help the Commission and Member States to update their joint coordinated plan on AI at the end of 2019. This is expected to play a key role in building the future of Artificial Intelligence in Europe.