Since 16 of January 2020 Kilian Gross is Head of Unit A/2 in DG CNECT responsible for policy development and coordination with regard to Artificial Intelligence. Following the work of the High-Level Expert Group the Unit has drafted a White Paper on Artificial Intelligence, which presents the options on how to promote the uptake of Artificial Intelligence and how to address at the same time the risk associated with certain uses of this new technology. Based on the results of the Public Consultation on the White Paper, in April 2021 his Unit has proposed a legal framework, aiming to address the risks generated by specific uses of AI as well as an updated Coordinated Plan aiming to align AI policy support measures among EU Member States. The Unit is currently following up the process for the adoption of the legal proposal as well as the implementation of the Coordinated Plan on AI.
Beforehand since November 2015 Kilian Gross was a member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Oettinger. Within the Cabinet, he was mainly responsible for the Commission Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and DG HR. When Commissioner Oettinger was responsible for the Digital Economy and Society, Kilian Gross took care of research, the data economy, e-commerce, innovation and infringements.
From February 2010 until 2015, Kilian Gross was Deputy and Acting Head of Unit of Unit A/1 within DG ENER, which was dealing with general policy coordination in the energy sector, planning and programming and legal questions. During his time in DG ENER the Unit has in particular prepared the Energy Roadmap 2050 and the Energy Framework for 2030. Beside the policy work, Kilian was namely responsible for the creation and management of a legal team within Unit A/1.
Before joining DG ENER in 2010, Kilian Gross was a member of the Legal Service of the European Commission. He was mainly responsible for tax issues and later for state aid files.
Kilian Gross started his professional career as an in house lawyer mainly for competition law issues. He is a German lawyer by training with a strong specialisation in European and international law.