The Ethical and Economic Impact of AI in Europe - GSMA Mobile 360 Series

The Ethical and Economic Impact of AI in Europe


Date & Time

Tuesday, 18 Sep

10:20 - 11:20


By 2030, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to provide a €13 trillion boost to GDP worldwide – the equivalent of adding 13 new Australias to the global economy, primarily from labour productivity improvements and increased consumer demand (PwC). Heralding an era of dramatic change and rapid innovation, AI is set to have a transformative impact upon the way we live our lives as machines that can augment or even exceed the limits of human capability become ever more omnipresent.  In recognition of this, the European Commission has already invested significant amounts in AI, cognitive systems, robotics, big data and future and emerging technologies to help Europe stay competitive. However, with such great promise may also come the threat of great peril to society, with important legal and ethical considerations to debate and resolve related to liability and fairness of decision-making. In this extremely exciting session, a host of high profile speakers will seek to move the ethics debate forward while sharing their vision for the role of AI in enabling European economies to flourish.


10:20 – 10:35 KEYNOTE

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission

10:35 – 10:45 KEYNOTE

Stephane Richard, CEO & Chairman, Orange

10:45 – 11:30 PANEL DISCUSSION:

Moderator: Aaron Richard Earl Boasman-Patel, VP AI & Customer Centricity, TM Forum

Dhruv Ghulati, CEO & Co-founder, Factmata  

Yann Lechelle, COO, Snips  

Fanny Hidvegi, European Policy Manager and Legal Counsel, Access Now

Ieva Martinkenaite, PhD, Vice President, Telenor Research & Head of Telenor-NTNU AI-Lab / Start IoT

Kriti Sharma, Vice President AI, Sage