SIIA Welcomes Opportunity to Comment on EU AI Strategy

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SIIA Welcomes Opportunity to Comment on EU AI Strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 19, 2020) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal association for the software, information, and digital content industries, welcomes the release of the EU’s AI White Paper, the opportunity to comment on the paper, and the chance to provide feedback on the EU’s data strategy.

SIIA Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy, Carl Schonander, issued the following statement:

“SIIA appreciates the European Commission’s decision to seek stakeholder input as it develops EU strategy to become an Artificial Intelligence (AI) leader. The OECD Artificial Intelligence
Principles provide for an excellent basis in developing policy in this space, for instance the promotion of ‘multi-stakeholder, consensus-driven global technical standards for interoperable and trustworthy AI’. Besides commenting directly to the Commission, SIIA looks forward to discussing, including with the EU, the opportunities afforded by trustworthy bias-free AI at the SIIA-hosted April 28, 2020 Washington, D.C. Tech Summit.”

About SIIA
SIIA is an umbrella association that represents constituencies from technology, data and media companies. Through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations, SIIA provides a network of resources for its 800+ member companies that drive innovation and growth. For more information, visit