Second AI Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda Workshop

Date: Brussels 8 May 2019

Place: BluePoint, A. Reyers 80, 1030 Brussels

This second workshop builds on the success of the first workshop that explored markets and technology sections within the new AI PPP SRIA. The goal of these workshops is to 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 first workshop has reviewed the outline of the SRAI that has been developed jointly with BDVA. (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 second workshop will focus on industrial engagement in the partnership and the potential for creating added value. It will focus on how to develop the AI Infrastructure and AI Framework, as described in the Vision Paper, focusing on business engagement, skills and value creation within the AI PPP. The workshop will also explain the on-going SRIA development process.

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 - Overview of the SRIA outline and development process. Plenary Discussion
11:00 – 11:30 - Market Scenarios. Plenary Discussion
11:30 – 12:00 - Break
12:00 – 13:00 - AI Framework and Enablers: Breakout. Plenary Discussion 
13:00 – 14:00 - Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 - Value Creation from AI and feedback. Plenary Discussion
15:00 – 15:30 - Break
15:30 – 16:00 - The role of the AI PPP: Discussion
16:00 – 16:30 - Q&A and Summary

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