February 2024

AI for Scientific Discovery

As the European Commission launched the artificial intelligence innovation package, the Lisbon Council convened a High-Level Working Lunch on Artificial Intelligence for Scientific Discovery, bringing together experts from business and academia as well as European policymakers to discuss the transformative potential of artificial intelligence and the crucial role of well-designed policies in nurturing a thriving European science ecosystem.

Participants included Mercè Crosas Navarro, head of computational social sciences, president of the committee on data of the international science council at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center; Lidia Borrell-Damián, secretary-general of Science Europe; Markham Erickson, vice-president of government affairs and public policy at Alphabet Inc. (Google); Hannah Herscheid, deputy head of European Union public affairs at Bayer AG; Liviu Stirbat, head, industry 5.0 and AI in science unit at the European Commission’s directorate-general for research and innovation; Aneta Tyszkiewicz, director of digital and data at the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations; and Jonathan Wareham, professor of information systems at ESADE business school and author of the Regulating AI: Lessons from Scientific Computing report.

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