European Commission and the AI, Data and Robotics Association sign partnership to jointly invest 2.6 Billion Eur.

The European Commission and the AI, Data and Robotics Association (Adra) has signed a partnership that will serve as European focal point for AI, Data and Robotics. The partnership leverages 1.3B Eur of public investments through the Horizon Europe programme, complemented with 1.3B Eur of private investments in the period 2021-2030 to address the key challenges in European AI, Data and Robotics.

“The Vision of the Partnership is to boost European competitiveness, societal wellbeing and environmental aspects to lead the world in researching, developing and deploying value-driven trustworthy AI, Data and Robotics based on European fundamental rights, principles and values”

The AI, Data and Robotics Association (Adra) was founded May 21st to represent the private- side of the partnership. Adra is jointly founded by the Big Data Value Association (BDVA), the Confederation of Laboratories of Artificial Intelligence in Europe (CLAIRE), the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS), the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI) and the European Robotics Association (euRobotics). These 5 European associations previously collaborated on the Joint Strategic Research Innovation and Deployment Agenda (SRIDA) for the Artificial Intelligence, Data and Robotics partnership that was released September 2021.

Marina Bill, Global Head of Marketing and Sales for ABB Robotics and Discrete Automation and recently elected president of Adra said: “This partnership demonstrates a broad consensus among European industry, research and policy stakeholders to build a coherent infrastructure and an effective innovation ecosystem to stimulate the deployment, adoption and future research that is essential to advancing European AI, Data and Robotics. An important role of the partnership is to coordinate and bring together the communities that underpin these technologies. It will also stimulate private investment and orient public funding to address the key challenges towards delivering Europe’s vision for a human centric and trustworthy use of AI, Data and Robotics”.

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