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28.04.2021 | 15:00 - 16:00 (CET)

"United in Diversity: Thoughts on the Future of "AI made in Europe”"

April 28th at 3 pm the AI4EU Cafe has presented:
Holger Hoos (Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands), the Coordinator of the current ICT 48 VISION Project

Why is AI so important for citizens, enterprises and societies in Europe and elsewhere? Can Europe still play a global leadership role in AI? What needs to be done to ensure European interests and sovereignty in this area? And what are the pitfalls along the way? This talk offers a perspective on different possible futures of "AI made in Europe" and the conditions under which we are likely to find ourselves in each of these. It is informed by the speaker's extensive experience as an internationally leading AI researcher, his background in the North American and European AI research ecosystem, and his leadership role in CLAIRE, which coordinates the world's largest AI research network and works closely with the European Commission and other stakeholders in European AI.


Holger Hoos (Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands)

Holger H. Hoos is Professor of Machine Learning at Universiteit Leiden (the Netherlands) and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia (Canada). He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Fellow of the European AI Association (EurAI), past president of the Canadian Association for Artificial Intelligence and one of the initiators as well as chair of the board of CLAIRE, an organisation that seeks to strengthen European excellence in AI research and innovation ( He also leads the ICT-48 VISION coordination mandate for the newly created European networks of centres of excellence in AI. Holger is well known for his work across a broad range of topics in artificial intelligence, notably on the automated design of high-performance algorithms; he is one of the originators of the concept of automated machine learning (AutoML).