Organisation: European Commission

Position: Adviser for Artificial Intelligence

Juha Heikkilä is Adviser for Artificial Intelligence in the European Commission Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology.

He is developing and implementing the international dimension of the EU AI strategy at the Commission and is engaged in both bilateral and multilateral international work. He has long been involved in the Commission Artificial Intelligence and Robotics activities, previously leading a unit which was instrumental in developing the AI strategy published in 2018, the Coordinated Plan on AI, the ecosystem of excellence of the White Paper, and engaging with the High-Level Expert Group on AI. He oversaw a major funding programme on Robotics and AI, including the €700m Public-Private Partnership in Robotics, and was setting up the Public-Private Partnership in AI, Data and Robotics.

Juha Heikkilä holds a PhD in Linguistics from Cambridge University.