Connor is the European Public Policy Lead at the Ada Lovelace Institute. Connor is based in Brussels, and is responsible for leading and delivering Ada’s influencing and engagement strategy on the governance and regulation of AI in Europe.
Prior to joining Ada, Connor worked in EU public affairs, where he led his team’s work on the EU’s AI Act and AI Liability Directive, while also working more broadly on EU data legislation. Besides this, Connor has worked in communications and analytical roles in an international organisation, a think tank, and a consultancy in his home city, Belfast.
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This explainer is for anyone who wants to learn more about foundation models, also known as 'general-purpose artificial intelligence' or 'GPAI'.
In May 2023, the Ada Lovelace Institute hosted an expert roundtable on EU AI standards development and civil society participation.
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