Report from Theme Development Workshop “AI topics in the public sector”

The first Joint Theme Development Workshop (TDW) co-organised by CLAIRE, TAILOR and VISION on “AI in the Public Sector” took place on the 7th and 9th of September 2021 and aimed to develop and identify the most promising and emerging AI topics in the public sector. At this two half-day workshop, experts from public and governmental institutions, industry and academia jointly developed initial input for the European AI research and innovation roadmap.
Inspired by introductory speeches and presentations from selected experts, the participants actively discussed a wide variety of topics during the breakout sessions and shared their main results in the subsequent plenary presentations. Furthermore, some initial ideas for follow-up activities and further collaborations were identified.
The high international interest that was expressed in response to the announcement of the AI in the Public Sector TDW, translated into excellent attendance of the event: In total, 56 participants from twelve countries joined the two workshop days, with around ⅓ of participants being female. The workshop also caught the attention of high-level political institutions, thus representatives of the European Commission, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), the UK Office for National Statistics, the State Chancellery of Saarbrücken, the Den Haag Ministry of Interior & Kingdom Relations, City of Amsterdam, and City of Frankfurt/Main joined the workshop.
Based on the discussions and the collaborative documents from the breakout sessions, the Organising Committee has prepared an initial report which contains a first summary of the key results from the Theme Development Workshop. Please find the initial report here. A more detailed report will be generated in the next weeks and be published via the organiser’s websites to make the results available to a broader audience, and the European AI community in particular.

Next Theme Development Workshop

The next Theme Development on „Future Mobility – Value of Data and Trust“, co-organised by CLAIRE, Humane-AI-Net and VISION will be on the 28th October 2021 from 9:00 – 17:00 CEST. For further information please find the Flyer and the Application form on the TAILOR Website.