BEYOND CHATGPT: Europe needs to act now to ensure technological sovereignty in Next-Generation AI – Call for Action following the EU Parliament Meeting

On May 25th, 2023 TAILOR made its contribution to the event Beyond ChatGPT: How can Europe get in front of the pack on Generative AI Models?, organised by a broad consortium of European projects and Institutions: the HumanE-AI-Net European Network of Centres of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence, the International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) under the auspices of UNESCO, the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence in Europe (CLAIRE), and other ICT-48 networks such as, AI4Media, and VISION, and language projects like ELG and ELE.

The event culminated in a call for action, signed by the speakers and AI experts, urging the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the governments of EU member states to prioritize immediate investments. The objective is to safeguard Europe’s technological sovereignty, protect shared values, and secure a promising future. This compelling call emphasizes the critical need for proactive measures to maintain Europe’s leadership position in the rapidly evolving field of AI.

We need a concentrated effort to provide a large-scale technical infrastructure (including support staff, governance, administration structures and tools) dedicated to developing, training and running large European generative AI Models on a scale comparable to or going beyond the current state of the art.

Download the full text of the call for action here: