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Events & publications: my external activities in May 2024

While Axel Voss is rocking his election campaign in Germany, I circulated his AI Act message across the EU. In May, I was in #Porto, #Berlin, #Leuven, and #London on 18 events as speaker but was eventually grounded with a nasty eye infection. Besides, I did 4 podcasts/interviews, was 6x quoted by the press and wrote 1 article.

🎤 02 May: Panelist on ‘Regulatory Impact on AI: doing no significant harm’ during the 'simconf 2024' summit in #Porto organised by Startup Portugal with João Silva and Catarina Peyroteo Salteiro. More info here.

🎤 02 May: Keynote for the ‘Tech me Up!’ webinar organised by Taylor Wessing on ‘The clock is ticking: insights on the EU AI Act from the EP. Gen AI and what stakeholders should do now‘ with Dr. Gregor Schmid. More info here.

🎤 03 May: Keynote on the EU AI Act at a webinar organised by with Sarah Schöneich. More info here.

🎧 03 May: Recorded another episode of the DataAgenda podcast from the German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD) on ‘Folge 54: Die KI-VO in den Startlöchern – Konkrete Pflichten für Unternehmen und Beschäftigte’ with Prof. Dr. Rolf Schwartmann. Listen to it here.

🎤 04 May: Online keynote for LOAD e.V. - Association for Liberal Internet Policy for the 20. RealLife Treffen on 'AI and Digital Policy' with Ann Cathrin Riedel. More info here.

🎤 07 May: Panelist on 'From promise to practice: regulate AI' during the 'Global solutions summit 2024' organised by Global Solutions Initiative in #Berlin with David Timis. More info here.

🎧 09 May: Podcast on the EU AI Act with Mark Kelly from AI Ireland. Listen to it here.

🎤 09 May: Keynote at the Risk AI online conference organised by GRC World Forums on 'Explore strategies for fostering innovation while complying with The EU AI Act?' with Laura Barett. More info here.

🎤 10 May: Panelist on ‘A look at the European Elections: How is the EU balancing innovation and security?’ during the ‘EST Academy 2024’ series organised by European Student Think Tank with Olivia Serra Calvo and Nakoma Hartwig. More info here.

📖  10 May: Quoted in the 'Digitalisierung und KI' newsletter by Tagesspiegel Background. Read it here.

🎧 12 May: Interview for the series 'Trust in AI' of the Hanns Seidel Foundation with Johannes Welsch. Watch it here.

🎤 14 May: Keynote on the AI Act and next steps during the COST Association - European Cooperation in Science and Technology’s conference on 'FinAI Meets Brussels Policy Implications' with Codruta Mare and Joerg Osterrieder. More info here.

🎤 15 May: Panelist on 'Europe's AI dilemma: catching up or leading the way' with Stefanie Söhnchen at Veronika Westerheide und Fabian Westerheide's 2024 Rise of AI conference in #Berlin. Watch it here.

🎤 17 May: Panelist on 'Regulatory sandboxes with a focus on AI ' during the REMIT conference on 'New Perspectives For Technology And Multilateralism' at Katholieke Universiteit in #Leuven. More info here.

🎤 21 May: Firehouse chat at Intesa Sanpaolo’s International Legal Practice Group’s conference on the EU AI Act with Marco Tagliaferri and Donnini Raffaella in Milano (virtually).

🎤 21 May: Panelist on ‘Where next for UK, EU and U.S. regulation of AI?’ during the ‘CityWeek2024’ Stream on ‘AI in Financial Services Summit in #London organised by City & Financial Global with Julian David. More info here.

🎤 22 May: Panelist on ‘Navigating Global Regulation & IP: Governmental & Legal Updates’ during the Second Generative AI Summit with Matt Hervey and Gabriela Commatteo organised by IQPC and Mhairi Macbride in #London's Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. More info here.

📖 22 May: Quoted in an article on ‘UK cross-sector AI frameworks could drive fragmentation, says Barclays digital policy head’ written by Alex Leonards published by FStech. Read it here.

📖 23 May: Quoted by TechInformed for an article on 'Overregulating AI will lead to start-ups “dying on the beach”' written by Ricki Lee. Read it here.

🎤 23 May: Panelist on ‘Effective Enforcement, Is that not the answer?’ with Karolina Mojzesowicz and Open Universiteit Nederland during the 2024 CPDP Conferences. More info here.

📖 24 May: Published an article on ‘A vision for the AI Office: Rethinking digital governance in the EU’ with Philipp Hacker and Sebastian Hallensleben at Euractiv. Read it here.

📖 25 May: Quoted by Domani in an article on ‘Artificial intelligence made in France, between European promises and ambiguity’ written by Andrea Daniele Signorelli. Read it here.

🎤 27 May: Panelist at a webinar on ‘Die Zukunft der KI-Regulierung: Der AI Act im Fokus’ with Patrik Fritz organised by Fachverband der Elektro- & Elektronikindustrie. More info here.

📖 28 May: Quoted by Euractiv in an article on “Picking up the AI Liability Directive after the tech policy spree” written by Eliza Gkritsi. Read it here.

Due to an eye infection, I needed to cancel a few events at the end of the month. In particular, I was very sad to not being able to attend ITU's AIGovDay as an Expert Advisor in Geneva as well as not joining in person the annual ‘AI for Good‘ conference one day later.

🎤 29 May: Online keynote on the EU AI Act during the conference on ‘AI Global Governance for Ethical Application’ organised by GlobalAI Association at the University of Geneva with Daniela Leveratto. More info here.

🎤 30 May: Online keynote on the Implementation of the AI Act during Outvie’s conference on ‘The National AI Congress Compliance & Update’ with Jasper Savenije in Utrecht. More info here.

🎤 30 May: Online keynote on ‘EU Perspective on International Regulation’ with Sabrina Küspert during the workshop on ‘Generative Al and Regulation: From Local Implementations to Global Standards’ organised by Philipp Hacker and Sarah Hammer at International Telecommunication Union's 2024 AI for Good conference in Geneva. Read more here.

🎧 30 May: Recorded an episode on ‘Demokratischer Prozess des EU AI Acts’ for Web3Welt the Crypto Podcast für die reale Welt mit Sandor Horvath and Stefan V. Listen to it here.

📖 31 May: Quoted in Euractiv's 'Tech Brief' on 'DG CNECT reorganizing, child sexual abuse draft law might make progress'. Read it here​.


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