Event: AI governance: theoretical and practical implications of EU “regulation” on AI (Brussels, 9 October 2019)

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Agenda: Meeting of the EESC Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (10 September 2019)

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Press Release: EU Defence Ministers to discuss the future of defence cooperation in Helsinki

EU defence ministers will discuss new technologies and the changing world during the informal meeting of ministers of defence on 28 and 29 August. The topics of discussion include for example artificial intelligence and the effect of climate change on defence and security.

Press Release: AI and robotics could revolutionise municipal waste sorting

Ferrovial, a leading infrastructure operators and municipal services company, and EIT Climate-KIC partner, is collaborating with start-up ZenRobotics to incorporate AI and robotics into the company’s municipal solid waste plants.

Call for Tender: Studies on eHealth, Interoperability of Health Data and Artificial Intelligence for Health and Care in the EU

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Event: Helsinki Impact Conference 2019 (Helsinki, 9 & 10 October 2019)

Helsinki Impact Conference calls together European leaders, experts and academia on cohesive urban policy and urban planning, to share insights on how cities act as global change-makers. Conference takes place at Helsinki Musiikkitalo, Music Centre on 9–10 October 2019.

Event: Smart City Expo World (Barcelona, 19-21 November 2019)

Smart City Expo World Congress exists in order to empower cities and collectivize urban innovation across the globe. Through promoting social innovation, establishing partnerships and identifying business opportunities, the event is dedicated to creating a better future for cities and their citizens worldwide.

Blogpost: Inviting new perspectives in data protection

By Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor.

The European Data Protection Supervisor has invited three staff members who have recently joined the institution to share their own thoughts on various topics of interest. In this way, the European Data Protection Supervisor wishes to stimulate the exchange of ideas and perspectives in the field of data protection and beyond.

UPDATED – Agenda: EP ITRE Committee Meeting (23 July 2019)

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Factsheet: 5G: Smart Connectivity for Europe’s Digital Transformation

The “fifth generation” of telecommunication systems will be a critical building block of our digital economy and society in the next decade. Mobile traffic doubles every two years and new applications are emerging. This factsheet explains how 5G will provide the capacities and performance to meet these connectivity needs.

Event: 6th Network and Information Security Summer School 2019 (Heraklion, Greece, 16-20 September 2019)

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Press Release: Getting AI ethics wrong could ‘annihilate technical progress’

An intelligent water gun that uses facial recognition to identify its targets is helping to highlight some of the emerging human rights issues surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) – an area of research that is on the rise as new technologies become more and more prevalent in our daily lives.

Call for feedback: European Partnership for Key Digital Technologies

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Event: Bruegel Annual Meetings 2019 (Brussels, 4 & 5 September 2019)

On 4-5 September Bruegel will organise its Annual Meetings. As in previous years, the Meetings will offer relevant topical discussions through which we strive to contribute to the quality of economic policy making in Europe and beyond.

This time the event comes at a crucial moment in the European political agenda: a few months after the elections of the European Parliament and on the eve of the formation of the new Commission.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP LIBE Committee – Exchange of views with Vĕra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality (25 July 2019)

A summary of the exchange of views, with a focus on digital, food & drink and finance policies, is now available.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP LIBE Committee – Exchange of views with Julian King, Commissioner for the Security Union (24 July 2019)

A summary of the exchange of views, with a focus on digital, transport and finance policy, is now available.

UPDATED – Agenda: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (13 – 14 June 2019)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – Exchange of views with Despina Spanou, Director for Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity at DG CNECT (23 July 2019)

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UPDATED – Event: Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing (Brussels, 02 July 2019)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – Exchange of views with Ms. Katri Kulmuni, Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs and Ms. Sanna Marin, Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications (23 July 2019)

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Event: Europe’s 5G Future – Powering The IIoT Revolution (Brussels, 3 September 2019)

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Event: European Annual Gas Conference (Paris, 5-7 November 2019)

The European Annual Gas Conference (EAGC) remains Europe’s most renowned commercial & strategic gas conference, attended by over 300 of the most senior executives from the world including major energy customers and end-users, IOCs, NOCs, TSOs, traders and policy-makers as the preferred platform to network with peers, review trends, question policy and agree future strategy.

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