Robot ArmUsing artificial intelligence (AI) and big data is becoming an increasing conundrum in the drive for competitive advantage. Governments and industry are all developing AI plans, but what does this mean and what are the social consequences? If you are an EU or national policymaker, what regulatory framework should you consider? Are the existing liability rules for defective products sufficient to deal with AI-related risks?

How can you navigate General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)/ePrivacy compliance while ensuring successful and innovative AI projects? What is the role of Article 89 GDPR as a legal ground available to member states to influence the usage AI? Are European countries prepared for the broader societal impact of AI, such as job displacement and skills development, and will the EU approach put Europe at the forefront of AI-related developments compared with the US and China?

Squire Patton Boggs invites you to join us for lunch in Brussels on 20 February from 12:15, to discuss and debate using big data and AI to drive competitive advantage, as well as to consider how the European policy framework will be developed to encourage innovation and mitigate risk. We have assembled a panel of experts who will share their views on and experiences with this important topic.


  • Matthew Kirk, international affairs advisor, Squire Patton Boggs


  • Juha Heikkilä, Head of Unit, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, European Commission
  • Chiara Tomasi, Public Policy and Government Relations Executive, AI, Cloud and Emerging Technologies, Google

We expect this to be a very popular event and with limited places available, registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. For further information, or if you would like to attend, please visit the event page to register.