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The Council

The Austrian Council on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence is an advisory board set up by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology whose recommendations are available to all Austrians. It consists of experts on robotics and artificial intelligence from research, teaching and industry and identifies and discusses current and future opportunities, risks and challenges arising from the use of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) as well as artificial intelligence (AI).


“It is crucial that we take action now in Austria and shape the conditions that determine the world in which we want to live in the future”.


MANDATE

  1. The Austrian Council on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence identifies and discusses current and future chances, risks and challenges arising from the use of robots and autonomous systems (RAS) and artificial intelligence (AI) from a technological, economic, social and legal perspective.
  2. The Austrian Council on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence thereby creates a strategic framework for BMVIT’s own RAS and AI activities and drafts strategic guidelines. These guiding principles include, inter alia, opinions and recommendations on
    1. creating economic framework conditions which promote innovation and technology and which ensure that the potential of RAS and AI are fully leveraged to ensure the competitiveness of Austrian industry;
    2. creating a legal framework to ensure safe use of RAS and AI for individuals and society as a whole, in compliance with the legal framework of the European Union;
    3. developing measures to identify, mitigate or prevent potential danger or harm to people and society caused by RAS and AI at an early stage; and
    4. planning public activities to inform the public on RAS and AI and to responsibly address society’s fears and concerns.
  3. The Austrian Council on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence regularly substantiates the strategic guidelines in the form of recommendations and implementation proposals to the Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology.

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