European Observatory on Society and AI   

The Observatory on Society and Artificial Intelligence (OSAI) is part of the European project AI4EU and its main aim is to act as a clearinghouse for information and research on the Ethical, Legal, Socio-Economic and Cultural (ELSEC) issues in the development and deployment of AI technologies across the Europe.

OSAI's mission is best described by the following objectives:

  • to simulate reflection and discussion on the ELSEC values that are at stake in the development of AI within Europe
  • to provide resources to educate the general EU public more accurately about the state of the art in AI and its effects on society
  • to support networking activities among experts and practitioners that promote the European values in AI with EU  

The Observatory is based in Venice (Italy), at the European Centre for Living Technology (ECLT), Ca' Foscari University