AI Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda Workshop

Date: Brussels 11 April 2019

Place: BluePoint, A. Reyers 80, 1030 Brussels

This is the first of two initial workshops that will collect input from the robotics community into the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for the new AI Partnership with the Big Data Value Association (BDVA). This follows the successful signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in December 2018 and the publication of the Joint Vision paper by BDVA and euRobotics during the European Robotics Forum.

It is important to understand that in this context the term AI is used in its broadest possible context (macro) and so includes everything in robotics and data as well as linking to related technical areas such as IoT, 5G, embedded systems etc.

The workshop will provide a first opportunity to review the outline of the SRAI that has been developed jointly with BDVA and to contribute to the content. (The SRAI outline will be circulated prior to the workshop). The BDVA and euRobotics have set the goal of publishing the first draft of this document by the end of May 2019. This version will build on the Vision Document. It is expected that the full document will be published in Q4 2019.

This workshop will concentrate on explaining the role of the AI partnership in the context of Horizon Europe and the expected approach to partnerships. It will examine the contribution euRobotics can make to the SRIA in terms of market and technology strategy and will outline the joint development process. The second workshop (8 May) will continue with these themes but will focus on impact, business engagement, skills and value creation.

Meeting Time Plan

The meeting room is available from 9:00 for those who wish to meet earlier for Topic Group discussions.

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome and Coffee
10:00 – 11:00 Strategic direction, the SRIA outline and development process.
Plenary Discussion
11:00 – 12:00 SRIA Outline review (Groups)
Plenary Discussion
12:00 – 13:00 Breakout session 1 and feedback
13:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Intro to Breakout session 2
14:00 – 14:30 Breakout Session 2 and feedback
14:30 – 15:00 Review of Key emerging themes
Plenary Discussion
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:00 Plenary discussion on next steps and joint development process for next workshop
16:00 – 16:30 Q&A and Summary

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