Stakeholder statement from the PACTA project
As stated by the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLEG,) “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most transformative forces of our time, and is bound to alter the fabric of society.” In order to produce a timely and uniform response to this force, government institutions, academics and private actors have initiated drafting processes that propose ethical guidelines for the development and use of AI. One of these effort is the European Commission’s Draft AI Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI. After its initial presentation in mid December 2018, a consultation process was launched with the aim to collect feedback on the draft. The consultation ended on 1 February 2019 with over 500 comments received. These comments are currently being analysed and considered by the AI HLEG for the preparation of a revised version of the Ethics Guidelines that will be delivered to the European Commission by the beginning of April 2019.