On April 25, 2018, the European Commission announced
plans for an ambitious European artificial intelligence initiative to take shape over the course of the year. Through this initiative, the Commission aims to boost the EU’s capacity for and uptake of AI, prepare for any potential socioeconomic changes and establish an appropriate ethical and legal framework for the technology. This comes on the heels of an April 10, 2018 agreement
between 24 EU member states and Norway to ensure Europe’s competitiveness in the AI landscape.