The European Commission’s high-level expert group on artificial intelligence (AI HLEG) has released the first draft of the AI Ethics Guidelines, of which a final version is due in March 2019. Representatives on AI HLEG include the European Banking Federation and Element AI, a Canadian software provider that has investor backing from a number of financial services firms.
According to the document: “The AI HLEG welcomes input from all interested stakeholders through the European AI Alliance as part of the consultation process on this draft…This document forms part of a vision that emphasizes human-centric artificial intelligence which will enable Europe to become a globally leading innovator in AI, rooted in ethical purpose. This ambitious vision will facilitate a rising tide that will raise the boats of all European citizens. Our goal is to create a culture of ‘Trustworthy AI made in Europe’.”