AI4P: Europe’s first global forum on the social impact of AI


AI4People is the first global forum in Europe on the social impact of AI. Launched in November 2017 with a three year roadmap, the goal of AI4People is to create a common public space for laying out the founding principles, policies and practices on which to build a “good AI society”.

AI4People does not aim to define new regulations for AI but to draft a set of ethical guidelines aimed at facilitating the design of policies favourable to the development of a “good AI society”.

AI4People is a multi-stakeholder forum, bringing together all actors interested in shaping the impact of new applications of AI, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, civil society organisations, industry and the media.

The goals of AI4People include:

  • identifying the core values that should inform an ethical framework supporting a preferable development of AI,
  • designing a European ethical framework for “good AI society”, and
  • recommending actionable measures for successful implementation of the framework.

The results of this first phase of AI4People will be presented at the Summit on Artificial Intelligence at the European Parliament in Brussels in October 2018.


  • Luciano Floridi  (Chair of AI4People Scientific Committee)
  • Guido Romeo (AI4People Director of Institutional Relations, and REIsearch Editor in Chief, Atomium – EISMD)
  • Josh Cowls (AI4P Scientific Coordinator, Atomium – EISMD)

Scientific Committee

  • Monica Beltrametti (Director, Naver Labs Europe)
  • Thomas Burri (Assistant Professor of International and European Law at University of St. Gallen; Academic Director Master in International Law at University of St. Gallen; Privatdozent, Dr. iur. (Zurich), LLM (College of Europe, Bruges), Lic. iur. (Basel), admitted to the Zurich Bar.)
  • Raja Chatila (Director of Research at the French National Center of Scientific Research, Director of the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics at Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, Director of the Laboratory of Excellence “SMART” on human-machine interaction.)
  • Patrice Chazerand (Director in charge of Digital Economy and Trade Groups at Digital Europe.)
  • Virginia Dignum (Associate Professor Social Artificial Intelligence
  • Executive Director Delft Design for Values Institute, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology.)
  • Christoph Luetge (Professor of Business Ethics at Technische Universität München.)
  • Robert Madelin (Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, University of Oxford, and Fipra International.)
  • Ugo Pagallo (Professor of Jurisprudence at the Department of Law, University of Turin, faculty at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) London, Faculty Fellow at the Nexa Center for Internet and Society at the Politecnico of Turin.)
  • Francesca Rossi (Professor at the University of Padova, president of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Associate Editor in Chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research.)
  • Burkhard Schafer (Professor of Computational Legal Theory, University of Edinburgh Law School.)
  • Peggy Valcke (Research Professor, Centre for IT & IP Law – IMEC, KU Leuven; Visiting Professor Tilburg University & Bocconi University Milan; Member Scientific Committee CMPF and FSR (EUI Florence).)
  • Effy Vayena (Chair of Bioethics, Health Ethics and Policy Lab, ETH Zurich.)