The European parliament's resolution on setting up the ad hoc committee on artificial intelligence stresses the ideas expressed in the CoR opinion slightly differently, that it was still necessary to analyse the future impact of artificial intelligence in the digital age on the EU economy, in particular on skills, employment, fintech, education, health, transport, tourism, agriculture, environment, defence, industry, energy and e-government; moreover, it was necessary to further investigate the challenge of deploying artificial intelligence and its contribution to business value and economic growth. This understanding has been shared in the rappprteur' s bilateral discussions with selected members of the EP ad hoc committee. Moreover, the EP report on ethical aspects of artificial intelligence goes in the same direction as the CoR opinion regarding a call for an effective and harmonised regulatory framework based on Union law. The EP report has noted that innovation programmes in the area of Artificial Intelligence 'can enable regional clusters to thrive'. In line with the CoR's concern with regional disparities across the EU, the EU report has found that 'the persistent divergences in the level of development between Member States creates the risk of depriving the least developed regions and their inhabitants of the benefits brought by the development of autonomous mobility'. The messages of the EP report moreover, concur with a number of the CoR messages in the areas of education, culture, employment, skills, workers’ rights and the workplace.