The Commission presents today next steps for building trust in artificial intelligence by taking forward the work of the High-Level Expert Group.
Building on the work of the group of independent experts appointed in June 2018, the Commission is today launching a pilot phase to ensure that the ethical guidelines for Artificial Intelligence (AI) development and use can be implemented in practice. The Commission invites industry, research institutes and public authorities to test the detailed assessment list drafted by the High-Level Expert Group, which complements the guidelines.
On 29 March 2019 Charlina Vitcheva, Deputy Director General of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia, signed a memorandum of understanding on behalf of the JRC and the municipality of Sofia during a ceremony taking place in Sofia.
Digital innovation and transformation drive what has been called the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0.
This digital transformation of all industry sectors will revolutionise the structure and governance of markets and lead to a significant reconfiguration of work and employment.
EIT Digital decided to launch a study focusing on the main policy challenges emanating from the digital transformation of the European industry.
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.
In the Digital Digest podcast, Anett Mádi-Nátor discusses the role of women in cybersecurity and the Women4Cyber initiative.
Orgalim, Brussels, 6 March 2019.
Largest ever European Investment Bank engagement in Africa since 1965. Direct support for 59 private sector and sustainable development projects 20 African countries.
Orgalim, Brussels, 4 February 2019.
Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, today launches an online series on remarkable historical women in the arts & sciences, in close collaboration with Europeana. Once a week, from mid-January until International Women’s Day in the first week of March, Europeana will publish the story of an extraordinary historical European woman.
Modern communications technology means one can find anything, anywhere around the world, on the internet and via mobile phones. But people still live in communities and need information that is relevant to them.
The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a voucher scheme to support the take-up in Greece of broadband services with download speeds of at least 100 Megabit per second. The measure will contribute to reducing the digital divide while limiting distortions of competition.
As outlined in the 2018 State of the Union, Europe is revising its approach to Africa. This follows on from a revision of the Neighbourhood policy, which stated that support for the digital economy need to be stepped up, in order to harmonise the digital environments between the EU and its neighbours. The changes brought by the EU’s Digital Single Market offer the opportunity to put our relationship with the Southern Mediterranean on a new footing. A number of initiatives put in place by the Commission to foster greater cross-Mediterranean connectivity for data will be discussed at this event.