Gabriele Mazzini

Legal and Policy Officer – Artificial Intelligence – European Commission

As officer of the European Commission since August 2017, Gabriele has focused on legal and policy questions raised by new technologies. In that role, he contributed to shaping and implementing the policy and regulatory initiatives of the European Commission on Artificial Intelligence since its inception with the adoption of the Communication on Artificial Intelligence for Europe in April 2018. He co-authored the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence (February 2020), which was followed by an extensive public consultation of citizens and stakeholders within the EU and internationally. Most recently, he designed and co-drafted the proposal for the Artificial Intelligence Act (April 2021). As European Union officer, he also served in the European Parliament, Legal Service (2004-2009) and the Court of Justice (2001-2003). Between 2009 and 2017 Gabriele lived in the United States. He worked for five years at the Millennium Villages Project, an international development initiative across several sub-Saharan countries founded and directed by Columbia University economist and senior United Nations advisor Dr. Jeffrey Sachs and he collaborated with early stage start-ups in the field of emergency communications and energy in New York City. He holds a LLM from Harvard Law School, a PhD in Italian and Comparative Criminal Law from the University of Pavia and a Law Degree from the Catholic University in Milan. He is qualified to practice law in Italy and New York.