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The Institute for Politics and Society and Google organize a debate on Artificial Intelligence as an Opportunity for the Czech and European Economy.

The biggest breakthrough in human history, the next big thing, or technology that will change the world, the economy and everyday life. There is a great deal of hope in artificial intelligence (AI), but it also raises great concerns and questions about how society, the law and the whole economy – companies, state and citizens can prepare themselves for its on-going approach.

The European Commission is therefore preparing an initiative consisting of three parts:

  • support for research and development;
  • legal rules for artificial intelligence;
  • economic consequences of AI;

The Czech Republic is currently preparing further steps which respond to happening in the European Union. Their intent is to prepare suitable conditions for the development of technologies that will be the main engine of the economy of the future.

The aim of the debate is to present the European and Czech initiative and foreign patterns and answer the questions whether we will be poor or rich in the future, who will be responsible for machines and artificial brains and what we can do to make the Czech Republic the technological and economic revolution of the future.

 Working languages will be Czech and English without translation.


16:00 – 17:15
Main Speakers
Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumer Protection and Gender Issues, European Commission
Marco Pancini, Public Policy and Government Relations Director, Google

Aleš Chmelař, State Secretary for European Affairs, The Office of the Government of the Czech Republic
Michal Pěchouček, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, CTU, entrepreneur and investor
Moderator: Jan Klesla, Economic commentator of Lidové noviny

17:15 – 17:30

17:30 – 18:15
Panel I: The Economic implications of artificial intelligence
Milena Jabůrková, Vice-president, Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive, IBM Czech Republic
Michal Skořepa, Chief Economist, Česká spořitelna
David Marek, Chief Economist, Deloitte
Pekka Lindroos, Director, foresight and planning, The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland
Moderator: Ondřej Malý, Deputy Minister for the Internet, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

18:15 – 19:00
Panel II: Legal regulation of artificial intelligence
Ondřej Malý, Deputy Minister for the Internet, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
Alžbeta Krausová, Expert on AI law, Institute of State and Law of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Alex Ivančo, Head of international law department, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
Moderator: Daniel Braun, Deputy for the Head of Cabinet in her absence

The event will be held at Balling Hall, National Library of Technology, Technická 2710/6, Prague.

The event organized in cooperation with Google.