DG CNECT European Commission
Head of Unit A/2
Kilian Gross is Head of Unit A/2 in DG CNECT responsible for policy development and coordination with regard to Artificial Intelligence. Following the work of the High-Level Expert Group the Unit has drafted a White Paper on Artificial Intelligence, which presents the options on how to promote the uptake of Artificial Intelligence and how to address at the same time the risk associated with certain uses of this new technology. Based on the results of the Public Consultation on the White Paper, in April 2021 his Unit has proposed a legal framework, aiming to address the risks generated by specific uses of AI as well as an updated Coordinated Plan aiming to align AI policy support measures among EU Member States. The Unit is currently following up the process for the adoption of the legal proposal as well as the implementation of the Coordinated Plan on AI. Beforehand since November 2015 Kilian Gross was a member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Oettinger and from February 2010 until 2015, Kilian Gross was Deputy and Acting Head of Unit of Unit A/1 within DG ENER, which was dealing with general policy coordination in the energy sector, planning and programming and legal questions. Kilian Gross started his professional career as an in house lawyer mainly for competition law issues. He is a German lawyer by training with a strong specialisation in European and international law.