On the 23 November, the EIT held a joint workshop with the JRC in Brussels on the Legal and Regulatory Implications of Artificial Intelligence with a focus on autonomous vehicles, e-health and data mining.
We thought this would be a great opportunity to involve some of our EIT Alumni members, so carefully selected two who were working in the field of AI and who brought their own innovative ideas to the table.
The first was Julia Wache, alumna of both EIT Health and EIT Digital, and a 2017 EIT Award nominee for her company Feelspace, which produces a vibrotactile compass belt that functions as a sixth sense.
The second was David Pribil, an alumnus of EIT Digital who participated in EIT Alumni CONNECT 2018. He currently works on AI solutions in Healthcare for Kheiron Medical in London.
"In the workshop I learned a lot about the background and current challenges of AI. With our health product at feelSpace there are some interesting links and I became more aware of possible future applications and combination possibilities. I feel more informed about the topic and better prepared to reach out for corresponding opportunities. " Julia Wache, Feelspace
This one day event, held at the EIT House in Brussels, consisted of a series of speeches in the morning, looking at the various AI related activities of the European Commission, the EIT and the JRC. The afternoon offered 3 parallel workshops.
Given their background in E-health, both Julia and David chose to participate in Session II Legal challenges in e-health. Both found the discussions informative, and felt like their input was a valuable addition to the event.
"This workshop was very useful for me to understand the regulatory perspective a bit more and I also feel that my input was useful for the other participants." David Pribil, Kheiron Medical