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The 9th Edition of the European AI Forum in Vilnius is behind us!

You can now see the entire 9th edition of the European AI Forum, and take part in the 1st European AI Awards from July.

The 9th Edition of the European AI Forum in Vilnius is behind us!

This was our first hybrid event conducted live from Vilnius courtesy of the Artificial Intelligence Association of Lithuania under the patronage of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of Europe­čĄŁ­čç▒­čç╣

The event featured leading digital ministers representing member countries, the ITU Secretary General, the Chairman of the Council of Europe's Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAI), Digital Ambassadors, academics including distinguished professors, the head of the AI Office, representatives of startups and agencies developing AI, directors of innovation at state funds and representatives from many AI ecosystem organisations e.g. Silicon Valley's EIT HUB. Our event was also followed by an Innovation Agency Lithuania event on the AI sandbox.

It was also a special edition of the EAIF, as we announced the 1st European AI Awards in Europe! The call for entries starts on 1 July and runs until the end of October 2024, and the winners will be announced at the 10th edition of the EAIF in December in Berlin, Germany.

You can already see the entire event on the YouTube platform.

Selected speakers for the 9th European AI Forum

  • Erika Kuro─Źkina (Deputy Minister of Economy and Innovation, Republic of Lithuania),

  • Tomas Lamanauskas (Deputy Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union

  • Volker Wissing (Federal Minister of Digital Affairs and Transport, Germany),

  • Thomas Schneider (Chair of the Council of Europe Committee on AI (CAI), Federal Office of Communications OFCOM))

  • Volker Wittpahl (Director of the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit)),

  • Henri Verdier (Ambassador for Digital Affairs, France),

  • Lucilla Sioli (Director of the EU AI Office, DG CNECT),

  • Valeria Orlova (Technology Policy, University of Cambridge),

  • Rok Zaloznik (co-founder of the Swiss AI Association),

  • Dr. Katharina von Knop (VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies),

  • Orestis Trasanidis (Managing Director, EIT Hub Silicon Valley),

  • Alex Dickmann (Project Lead, AI Village),

  • Eliza Kruczkowska, Polski Fundusz Rozwoju.

We sincerely thank you for your cooperation this year.

The European AI Forum event would not have taken place without the involvement of EAIF founding members Hub France IA, KI Bundesverband, ai4si (AI for Slovenia), Nederlandse AI Coalitie, AI Cluster Bulgaria, Digital Poland Foundation and AI Austria as a partner.

Special thanks go to Linas Petkevi─Źius, President, Head of the Artificial Intelligence Association of Lithuania for the excellent preparation of the event at the highest level.

Autor: Fundacja Digital Poland