E-Civis Association and the National School for Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA) organized on Monday, December 10 th, 2018 the round table "The Impact of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence on the Future of the European Union" – an event held as a preview before the European Forum of Robotics 2019 organized in Bucharest.
At this meeting participated Victor Negrescu, former Deputy Minister for European Affairs and Member of the European Parliament, SNSPA Lecturer, Iordan Barbulescu, SNSPA Senate Chair, Maria-Manuela Catrina, State Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information Society, Ana-Maria Stancu , President of the E-Civis Association, Cristi Cucu, Chief Information Officer, Romanian Government, Alex Timis, Public Affairs Director, ANIS, Daniel Rusen, Marketing and Operations Director at Microsoft Romania, Univ. . Dr. Răzvan Bologa, Academy of Economic Studies (ASE), Prof. Univ. Dr. Andrei Dumitriu, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Bucharest, as well as other actors involved in the promotion of robotics in Romania.
During this meeting E-Civis Association launched the Map of Robotics in Romania (www.hartaroboticii.ro), a tool for visualizing the robotics community in our country and was announced the Ambassador of the Romanian Robotic Community in the person of Mr. Victor Negrescu, as an appreciation of his support for the organization of the European Week of Robotics in Bucharest.
"The digital sector already contributes to Romania's economy by 6% of GDP. If we know how to use the financial resources available at European level and the existing competence in the Romanian innovation sector, our country can be one of the main players in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence. In order to be able to fully use the existing potential and to value it properly, we must participate in the European decision-making process in the field. The Romanian Presidency at the EU Council may be an ideal moment to promote Romanian innovation. This is why the organization of the European Forum on Robotics (www.erf2019.eu), a European event, is an important step in this direction, "said Victor Negrescu, Ambassador of the Romanian Robotic Community.