Artificial Intelligence in Europe

Theme: Digital Transformation
Title: Artificial Intelligence in Europe
Policy Reference: COM (2018) 237


The main aim of this communication is to assess the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Single Market. Both the European Parliament and the Council of the EU have invited the European Commission to put forward a European approach to this subject.


European Commission

On May 25, 2018 the European Commission adopted the communication, proposing an increase in public and private investment, preparation for socio-economic changes brought forward by AI, and ensuring an appropriate ethical and legal framework.


The European Commission published a White Paper on AI, aimed at kickstarting a European approach towards excellence and trust. The Paper looks towards establishing both an ethical and a regulatory framework, prioritising the role of SMEs in the industry and diversification in Research and Innovation.


A public consultation is currently open by the European Commission and feedback will be received until May 31, 2020.


MEUSAC is currently holding a questionnaire on this subject, which may be accessed via this link. Deadline to respond is April 6, at noon.

European Parliament

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Council of the EU

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Negotiation Stage

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Final Adoption

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Local Implementation

In October 2019, during the Delta Summit, Malta launched its AI Strategy entitled: Malta The Ultimate AI Launchpad: A Strategy and vision for Artificial Intelligence in Malta 2030.

Malta also published Malta’s ethical AI Framework.