Day of Liberal Professions 2019

On 13th of November, the Day of liberal Professions was organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Burssels. 
The event, entitled Trust in liberal professions in the age of digitalisation and artificial intelligence, aimed to gain fresh insight into the impact of artificial intelligence on the exercise of professional services and on clients' and patients' rights.

Speakers addressed fundamental issues such as transparencycommunication and trust in professionals, regulators' awareness of the challenges linked to the opportunities offered by artificial intelligence, the consequences on the quality of professional services and their capacity to protect public interest.

The meeting was opened by the president of the Diversity Europe Group, Arno Metzler, and Karl Stöger, professor at the Institute for Public Law and Political Science at the University of Graz, delivered a keynote speech on Artificial Intelligence, the liberal professions and the law, with a special focus on the profession of doctors.

Panel 3 was covering the topic of regulation, where ECEC President Klaus Thürriedl held a speech on Artificial intelligence versus Engineering intelligence. 

Please see the website of the EESC for more detailed information.

Download the presentation of President Thürriedl here.