AI Forum 2018

Artificial intelligence is transforming our world, society and industry. The ongoing fierce international competition requires a shared vision of Europe that is competitive in the age of artificial intelligence – while building on the  strengths and values of our continent. How do we ensure that Europe remains competitive in the age of artificial intelligence?

We created AI Forum 2018 as a platform for discussing AI with political leaders, policy makers, experts, entrepreneurs and industry leaders. We bring together a group with influence and broad view on business, economy, society and emerging technologies.

The AI Forum 2018 took place in Espoo, Finland, on 8–9 October 2018.


The AI Forum 2018 has been initiated by Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland, Mr. Mika Lintilä as Finland prepares to its EU Council Presidency in 2019.

The AI Forum 2018 contributes to the European Union’s approach and coordinated action plan on AI that is currently being defined. In the recent Communication on Artificial Intelligence for Europe, the Commission proposes development of European approach to make the most out of AI. The recently appointed High-Level Expert Group on AI will advise the Commission on AI related matters. In Finland, the work on national AI Programme has been in full speed for over a year and the strategic measures have been implemented for the last eight months.

The AI Forum 2018 was co-hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland and the European Commission. The Forum is organised in partnership with the Aalto University.

Watch the video of the opening remarks and panel discussions EU, China, USA – the global race for AI and Tech unicorns born in Europe: