INSME took part in a technical discussion panel on Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

March, 2, 2020

On the 13th of February INSME Secretary General Giovanni Zazzerini took part in a technical panel on Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, coordinated by Gabriele Ferrieri, President of the Italian Association of Young Innovators and hosted by the Italian Chamber of Deputies.

New technologies are expected to significantly impact our lives and they will affect a diversity of sectors. Furthermore according to PricewaterhouseCoopers Artificial Intelligence will give a contribution of $ 16 billion by 2030 to the global GDP; the European Commission estimates that in 2020 4% of the European GDP will be represented by data.

Given this huge impact, it is of paramount importance to adopt measures to successfully manage the changes new technologies are bringing and the discussion panel listed a series of recommendations that Italian authorities should take into account, in particular experts suggest:

  1. to establish a joint Senate-Chamber of Deputies commission which adopts a specific AI and blockchain legislation in order to avoid self-regulation;
  2. to promote an interministerial platform for an efficient governance of public-private partnerships in the field AI;
  3. to push the Italian Government in encouraging the EU to adopt a new dedicated directive which replaces the one approved in 2006;
  4. to issue an ethical code which guarantees a balance between human capital and artificial intelligence.
Source: The International Network for SMEs - INSME

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