CER/Clifford Chance hybrid discussion on 'Challenges, opportunities, regulation: The European approach to AI'

27 June 2024
Hybrid Brussels

Rachel Bae, US Regional Intellectual Property Attaché for Europe/Director of US Patent and Trademark Office in Brussels
Dessislava Savova, Partner, Head of the Continental Europe Tech Group, Clifford Chance LLP
Werner Stengg, Member of Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager’s Cabinet, European Commission
Chair: Zach Meyers, Assistant Director, Centre for European Reform

The EU has pushed ahead with an Artificial Intelligence Act, the US President has issued the AI Executive Order, and the next UK government could reconsider the need for a new AI law. However, while policy-makers are focused on imposing new rules on AI, they have spent less time considering how developments in AI will challenge existing regulatory regimes – including in competition policy, consumer protection, data protection, labour rights and economic regulation. How can regulators across Europe and globally prepare for these challenges, while accounting for the opportunities AI offers? How should law-makers and governments update existing regulation to make it 'AI-proofed'?