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KICK-OFF Working Group AI4GOV

Monday 30 November 2020 - From 3 to 5 PM

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developing in all areas of our society, including the public sector. Used in government, intelligent systems can improve the quality and efficiency of public services, contribute to cost savings and more effective policies. For the citizen, it can reduce the ‘digital divide’ and enhance accessibility, provide useful recommendations to help them and to simplify their administrative procedures, or to speed up the processing of information or decision-making. At the same time, particular attention must be paid to the ethical dimension in the design of algorithms in order to guarantee their appropriate application, and to avoid, among others, the reinforcement of discriminatory biases.

The FPS Policy & Support (BOSA) and AI4Belgium are welcoming you to participate in the working group AI4GOV to address issues as regards the integration of artificial intelligence technologies within public services.




  • 15:00 Welcome - Ben Smeets, Chairman of the FPS Policy & Support (BOSA)
  • 15:05 Introduction & presentation of the objectives of the working group 
    • Nathanaël Ackerman, AI4Belgium Lead & AI Expert at FPS BOSA
    • Christine Copers, Innovation Manager at FPS BOSA
  • 15:15 Keynote: Presentation of the AI Watch report - Artificial Intelligence in Public Services within Europe  -
    • Colin Van Noordt, AI in Government Expert at the European Commission
    • Franscesco Pignatelli, Joint Research Center, European Commission
    • Q&A
  • 15:40 Keynote: AI for the Common Good initiative - Prof. Hugues Bersini (ULB) followed by Q&A
  • 16:00 Presentation of several existing projects within the Belgian administration
    • Getting the Robot out of the Human by Christine Copers
    • Fraud detection by Michel Vanhoegaerden
    • Case Law and Predictability within the Belgian Tax Administration by Luc Joosten
    • Jobbereik: a job radar that helps people to orient themselves towards different types of jobs within their reach by Guido Vanhumbeeck. 
    • Mass Analytic Storage and Solutions for Evidence by David Jaroszewski. 
    • Detection of Contact Information in Incoming Mail by Joachim Ganseman. 
    • NSSO explores AI by Catherine Vandendaelen. 
    • Lieselot Vandorpe presents her case.
  • 16:30 Open discussion on the common objectives of the working group
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