EU Artificial Intelligence Observatory

Acronym: AI-WATCH


On 7th December 2018, the European Commission and the Member States published a Coordinated Plan on Artificial Intelligence”, COM(2018) 795 on the development of AI in the EU. The Coordinated Plan foresees that “in the course of next year, Member States and the Commission will also agree on common indicators to monitor AI uptake and development in the Union and the success rate of the strategies in place, with the support of the AI Watch developed by the European Commission. “

“To assess impacts, in 2019 Member States and the Commission will identify relevant investment parameters and comparable benchmarks for uptake so as to achieve common targets. Progress will be monitored annually.”

AI Watch will monitor and assess European AI landscapes from driving forces to technology developments, from research to market, from data ecosystems to applications.

AI Watch will monitor the implementation of the Coordinated Plan including strategies and investment.

From these in-depth analyses, we will be able to understand better Europe’s areas of strength and areas where investment is needed to boost AI in in Europe.

AI has a wide range of potential economic and social implications including new forms of economy and governance. AI Watch will provide an independent assessment of the impacts and benefits of AI on growth, jobs, education, and society.



Datasets (3)

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Selected AI cases in the public sector (JRC129301)

This dataset contains the list of selected cases taken from the public sector institutions in Europe on adopting and implementing AI that has been used by the JRC Report 129301 “AI...

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AI Watch Index 2021

The AI Watch Index contains 22 indicators related to the development of AI from several perspectives, organised around 5 dimensions: (i) global view on the AI landscape, (ii) indus...

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Selected AI Breakthroughs for the AI Watch Timeline

This dataset contains important AI breakthroughs that have been used for visualising the AI history as a timeline on the AI Watch portal (see the "Other resources" section below). ...

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