Digital

30-03-2020

Does Europe lack a financial market for photonics?

The photonics industry is an emerging but already consolidating market, with more than 100 acquisitions per year. But does Europe lack a financial market for the technology? EPIC's Carlos Lee explores.
25-03-2020

A new type of virus is upon us, and it is not corona

The whole world is preoccupied with the coronavirus pandemic.  Every day, we experience apprehension and our thoughts focus on how we can protect ourselves, our families and countries. Yet, while nations struggle to mobilise their resources to fight this unparalleled epidemic, another virus is spreading almost undetected, Daniel Milo argues. 
25-03-2020

Health, trust and journalism: a Coronavirus Plan for the Media

In this Open Letter to the President of the EU Commission, media stakeholders and experts, in a personal capacity, along with MEPs and former MEPs ask for the Commission to support trust in public action, and to help sustain the media in this testing time.
24-03-2020

Misguided ‘solution’ to terrorist content will have bad consequences for our rights

One year ago, on 15 March 2019, a terrorist entered a Christchurch mosque, murdering more than fifty people. Beyond the atrocity of such a hate crime, it hit the whole world for two reasons
10-03-2020

SMEs: The unseen victims of patent trolling

As the European Commission turns its attention to giving SMEs a helping hand, here is a true story about how patent trolls broke the back of one successful small European business.
05-03-2020

It’s time for a Greta Thunberg for technology

Digitalisation has produced new challenges ranging from cybersecurity vulnerabilities and disinformation to gaming addiction and cyberbullying. Younger generations offer unique insights into these challenges but find themselves on the margins of EU policy debates, writes Laura Groenendaal.
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5G 26-02-2020

How Europe’s AI strategy is getting it right

The European Commission’s new White Paper may be the most ambitious yet realistic government strategy for AI we have seen. Qualcomm’s commitment to expand its already AI R&D efforts in Europe are well aligned with its core values.
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19-02-2020

Digital Services Act – the opportunity for Europe to lead in the platform economy

The European institutions are gearing up for the revision of the eCommerce Directive. We must aim for a legitimate digital economy framework that encourages all actors to play fairly and to comply with EU standards, to protect consumers and safeguard trust in the digital environment.
17-02-2020

The EU is ignoring AI’s effect on the climate crisis

The relationship between climate change and Artificial Intelligence is one of the biggest blindspots in the European Commission ‘leaked’ white paper on AI, writes Fieke Jansen.
12-02-2020

The digital union: is Big Brother friend or foe?

Europe's coming revolution in Artificial Intelligence and robotics technologies brings with it a series of new challenges that must be met head-on, writes MEP Ismail Ertug.
22-01-2020

The EU is funding dystopian Artificial Intelligence projects

Despite its commitment to ‘trustworthy’ artificial intelligence, the EU is bankrolling AI projects that are questionable, write Fieke Jansen and Daniel Leufer.
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5G 31-12-2019

2020 – Twenty years of Huawei in Europe

Europe’s and Huawei’s joint journey is entering a new phase.
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5G 23-12-2019

Europe can spread its wings

2020 can be the year Europe opens a new chapter of its digital policy play book.
19-12-2019

How Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence pave the way to climate neutrality

Calls for action on the climate emergency have reached a crescendo with the COP25 in Madrid. It is good to see the new Commission re-claiming EU’s leadership in climate technology with the Green Deal. But for a faster energy transition, it is not enough just to have more renewables, writes Hanno Schoklitsch.
05-12-2019

Democracy and Digital: trusted media and platform regulation 

Democratic debates require trusted information, less economic pressure on media, and more policy pressure on platforms. Supporting citizens’ choices, three concepts will help the von der Leyen Commission: ‘co-regulation’, ‘trust indicators’, ‘systemic publishing platforms’. This open letter to the new...
04-12-2019

The rising clout of digital media and the UK election

Campaigning for the decisive UK election on December 12 is going full tilt. As polarisation over Brexit overshadows Britain’s notoriously hard-to-call ballot, Jess Smee explains the impact of the media and, in particular, of digital channels.
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19-11-2019

The CTOs making technology work for Europe

In companies across Europe, Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) are unlocking the full potential of innovation and human ingenuity – transforming lightbulb inspiration into real-world solutions that drive growth while addressing the big challenges Europe faces.  
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13-11-2019

EU and European innovators must take part in shaping global 5G standards. Here’s why.

In If the core technologies connecting the world end up in the hands of just a few, there is no guarantee that standard development will continue to be open, collaborative and consensus-based. What's at stake in an IoT world where everything is connected could be European innovation, growth and jobs.
04-11-2019

Time to intervene on behalf of innovation in Europe’s smart car market

After taking action to prevent anti-competitive practices by chipmakers, the European Commission should do the same in the smart car sector, writes Brian Scarpelli.
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30-10-2019

2019 EDAA Summit unveils a consumer-centric future for the digital ad world

The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) held its fourth Annual Summit on 24 October in London, under the banner “Delivering a consumer-centric future for the digital ad world”, where it presented its consumer research on EU perceptions of digital advertising since GDPR and unveiled its plans to increase transparency and education measures, placing consumer trust at the forefront of its efforts.

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5G 16-10-2019

Europe and Huawei share common values. Together we can lead the 4th Industrial Revolution.

It is Europe’s values of openness, innovation, and the rule of law that have made it the powerhouse of mobile communications that it is today. We at Huawei share these values.
Energy 04-10-2019

Intelligent building technologies are critical to a low-carbon future

Rapid urbanisation and climate change are intertwined, making decarbonisation of the built environment paramount to stabilising the future. The technologies that will deliver significant emissions reductions there will deliver benefits for all those involved, writes Casey Talon.
19-09-2019

Cooperation of four key Commissioners needed for healthy media, democracy

Democracy is at risk and requires healthy media, several portfolios from the new EU Commission are relevant. After years of fake news and weak self-regulation, this ecosystem could be rebalanced if four key Commissioners cooperate around the media sector, argues Christophe Leclercq.
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19-09-2019

To rekindle Europe’s competitiveness we must embrace technology and build on our values

New technologies are disrupting our lives, and no-one is being spared by the ongoing developments in Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, ecommerce, or cybersecurity. However, this digital tide needs to be governed and shaped into the driver for change we want it to be.

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