New AtlanticistNov 3, 2023
Dispatch from Bletchley Park: Where does transatlantic AI cooperation stand?
By Mark Boris Andrijanič, Nicole Lawler
Politicians and business leaders just met outside of London for a summit on how to regulate artificial intelligence. Here’s how to take the collaboration to the next level.
Mark Boris Andrijanič is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center. He is a tech executive and policy expert passionate about human-centered digital transformation. He is also vice president of international markets at Kumo.AI, a Sequoia Capital-backed deep learning venture based in Mountain View, California. Previously, he served as Slovenia’s first-ever minister of digital transformation between 2021 and 2022.
During Slovenia’s presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) in 2021, he chaired the EU’s Telecommunications and Energy Council and the Competitiveness Council. Under his leadership, the EU Member States unanimously approved the general approach to the Digital Services Act and made progress on the European Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles. In July 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy awarded him the Ukraine Peace Prize for his efforts to strengthen Ukraine’s digital resilience.
Before joining the government, Mark Boris chaired the National Digitalisation Council, an advisory body to the prime minister of Slovenia. Between 2016 and 2021, he led Uber’s public policy and government relations in Central and Eastern Europe, establishing partnerships with national and local governments on green and shared mobility. Prior to joining Uber, Mark Boris was a visiting fellow at the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies in Brussels and an economic advisor to the government of Sierra Leone.
In 2022, he was appointed by the European Commission to serve on the governing board of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology. He is a young global leader at the World Economic Forum and a former Rockefeller fellow at the Trilateral Commission. He received his Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford and holds a law degree from the University of Ljubljana. He regularly speaks and writes on digital policies and regulations, transatlantic tech cooperation, and the geopolitics of artificial intelligence.