Is Privacy Tech Europe's Secret Weapon in the AI Race?

The “AI Race” is on, as companies around the world compete to achieve a global advantage in artificial intelligence (AI)-based innovation, be it in machine learning, facial recognition or elsewhere. Many pundits have written off European companies in this race, assuming they’ll be left behind their US and Chinese peers, due largely to Europe’s attitudes and laws on privacy. But is this true?

What if Europe’s attitudes and laws on privacy, rather than hobbling European companies, instead give them a hidden advantage when it comes to AI? Our expert panel from business and academia will explore this question and look at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the AI Race.


  • Ivana Bartoletti, Technical Director – Privacy, Deloitte & Co-Founder, Women Leading in AI Network
  • Leo Clancy, Head of Technology, IDA Ireland
  • Dave Lewis, Assoc, Professor, School of Computer Science & Statistics at Trinity College Dublin; Head of AI at Trinity
  • Michael Ingrassia, President & General Counsel, Truata (Moderator)