Updated on Feb 6th 2024 based on the version endorsed by the Coreper I on Feb 2nd
1. The Commission shall, by means of an implementing act, make provisions on the establishment of a scientific panel of independent experts (the ‘scientific panel’) intended to support the enforcement activities under this Regulation. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 74(2).
2. The scientific panel shall consist of experts selected by the Commission on the basis of up- to-date scientific or technical expertise in the field of artificial intelligence necessary for the tasks set out in paragraph 3, and shall be able to demonstrate meeting all of the following conditions:
The Commission, in consultation with the AI Board, shall determine the number of experts in the panel in accordance with the required needs and shall ensure fair gender and geographical representation.
3. The scientific panel shall advise and support the European AI Office, in particular with regard to the following tasks:
4. The experts shall perform their tasks with impartiality, objectivity and ensure the confidentiality of information and data obtained in carrying out their tasks and activities. They shall neither seek nor take instructions from anyone when exercising their tasks
under paragraph 3. Each expert shall draw up a declaration of interests, which shall be made publicly available. The AI Office shall establish systems and procedures to actively manage and prevent potential conflicts of interest.
5. The implementing act referred to in paragraph 1 shall include provisions on the conditions, procedure and modalities for the scientific panel and its members to issue alerts and request the assistance of the AI Office to the performance of its tasks.
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