European Commission opens AI Office

29/05/2024 | European Commission

On Wednesday, 29 May 2024, the European Commission announced the establishment of a European AI Office to support the development of trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) in the EU and the implementation of the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act). 

The AI Office will include units focusing on:

  • Regulation and compliance
  • AI safety
  • Excellence in AI and robotics
  • AI for societal good
  • AI innovation and policy coordination

The Head of the AI Office will be supported by a lead scientific adviser and more than 140 technology specialist employees, administrative assistants, lawyers, policy specialists, and economists. The AI Office will be responsible for ensuring the implementation of the AI Act, promoting an innovative ecosystem for trustworthy AI, including testing and evaluating general-purpose AI models and collaborating with Member States and other stakeholders.  

Once the AI Office changes take effect on 16 June, the first meeting of the AI Board will be scheduled for the end of June.

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