Europe’s eyes on Earth is the vision for Copernicus, the European Union’s Earth observation programme. Building on this vision, the Horizon 2020 GROW Observatory is training CITIZENS’ eyes on Earth, by mobilising thousands of citizens to collect, share and make use of data on the Earth system.
The changes brought by the EU’s Digital Single Market offer the opportunity to put the relationship between the EU and the Southern Mediterranean countries on a new footing. This will be discussed during the high-level ministerial conference Digital4Med.
France Brevets, EURECOM, the Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), and Qualcomm Incorporated are holding a joint 5Gconference in Paris on 26-27 March 2019. This conference will be a unique opportunity to gain insights into 5G technology, the current evolutions of 5G standards, and plans for 5G commercialization. The audience will hear industry & technology experts from Qualcomm, academic & research experts from IMT and EURECOM, and IP policy experts from France Brevets about the latest developments in 5G innovation and have the opportunity to connect with major industry players, SMEs, standards setting organizations and governmental bodies from the European 5G landscape. The conference follows a joint agreement signed between these four partners on 4 March to research new technologies for future 5G standards.
This briefing provides accessible introductions to some of the major legal, regulatory and ethical debates surrounding the deployment and use of AI systems. It focuses on the challenges that the sui generis features of AI may pose on the current legal framework and argues that as AI systems become more autonomous, a doctrinal paradigm swift may be needed. Given the foreseeable pervasiveness of AI, the briefing poses the question about how this new technology should be defined and classified in legal and ethical terms. By providing an analysis of the key legal initiatives in this field in Europe, the briefing aims to equip the reader with the understanding they need to engage in clear-headed reflection about AI’s legal and socio-ethical challenges, and meaningful debates about how the current EU acquis may need to be adjusted to the new technological realities.
This briefing explains why AI matters by reviewing some of the key opportunities and challenges it presents, but it does so with reference to the functionality and readiness of the technology. The first section focuses on the opportunities and challenges presented by today’s AI while the second explores longer-term speculative opportunities and challenges that are contingent upon future developments that may never happen.
This briefing provides accessible introductions to some of the key techniques that come under the AI banner, grouped into three sections to give a sense the chronology of its development. The first describes early techniques, described as ‘symbolic AI’ while the second focusses on the ‘data driven’ approaches that currently dominate and the third looks towards possible future developments. By explaining what is ‘deep’ about deep learning and showing that AI is more maths than magic, the briefing aims to equip the reader with the understanding they need to engage in clear-headed reflection about AI’s opportunities and challenges, and meaningful debates about its development.
This event will discuss the evolution of global digital governance focusing on China, the US and Europe, and present views from academia, government and the technical community.
An agenda will be available soon.
Update – the event date has changed to 20th March.
EURACTIV invites you to this Stakeholder Debate to discuss the role of global cyber norms, attribution, and the need for an independent body to oversee the level of security in cyberspace.
The EU is taking steps to improve cross-border access to e-evidence by creating a legal framework that will enable judicial orders to be addressed directly to service providers operating in the EU. The Council today reached its position on the directive on the appointment of legal representatives for the gathering of evidence in criminal proceedings.