Dr. Mihalis Kritikos joins the cabinet of MEP Eva Kaili, Chair of the Future of Science and Technology Panel

Dr. Mihalis Kritikos, Associate Fellow at our Centre for Digitalisation, Democracy and Innovation joined the cabinet of MEP Eva Kaili, Chair of the Future of Science and Technology Panel in the European Parliament (STOA) and the Centre for Artificial Intelligence (C4AI) as her principal policy and legal adviser on digital governance and responsible innovation issues. Before that, Mihalis worked as a Policy Analyst at the European Parliament as a legal/ethics advisor on Science and Technology issues (STOA/EPRS, 2015-2021) authoring more than 50 publications in the domain of new and emerging technologies and contributing to the drafting of more than 15 European Parliament reports/resolutions in the fields of artificial intelligence, robots, distributed ledger technologies and blockchains, precision farming, gene editing and disruptive innovation.

Eva Kaili is a Member of the European Parliament, part of the Hellenic S&D Delegation since 2014. She is a Member of the Committees on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), Budgets (BUDG), and the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA). Eva is a member of the delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (DACP), the delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula (DARP), and the delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (DNAT). In her capacity, she has been working intensively on promoting innovation as a driving force of the establishment of the European Digital Single Market. She has been the draftsperson of multiple pieces of legislation in the fields of blockchain technology, online platforms, big data, fintech, AI and cybersecurity, as well as the ITRE draftsperson on Juncker plan EFSI2 and more recently the InvestEU program.

Mihalis's primary responsibility is to advise on the policy and legal/ethical dimensions of digitalisation and technological innovation including the protection of human rights in the digital world and the accountability of algorithmic decision-making systems and support the negotiation and elaboration of EU rules in the fields of artificial intelligence, data governance and digital services.

Cover photo: Eva Kaili (EP), Margrethe Vestager (EC) and Anthony Gooch (OECD) at the STOA workshop 'The Future of Artificial Intelligence for Europe' © European Union (EP)