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Digital & Media 10-12-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: gig economy, roaming extension, battle of amendments

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Digital & Media 03-12-2021

Ethical considerations at all stages of AI’s use in journalism

AI technologies are increasingly being incorporated into newsrooms, but with trust in media already in a precarious position, concerns remain that introducing machine learning could worsen the situation. 
Digital & Media 12-11-2021

€2 billion in Digital Europe funding approved by Commission

The Commission has adopted the first three work programmes for its Digital Europe Programme, totalling almost €2 billion in green and digital transition funding.
Digital & Media 09-11-2021

French AI strategy: Tech sector to receive over €2 bln in next 5 years

A total of more than €2 billion in public and private funding will be poured into French tech over the next five years to create future champions at the national and European levels, according to phase two of the national AI strategy presented by government ministers on Monday (8 November).
Economy & Jobs 22-10-2021

Can the AI regulation save workers from surveillance capitalism?

As algorithms continue to have an ever more crucial role in the workplace, lawmakers are concerned over their influence on workers' rights and wellbeing. A risk-based approach to Artificial Intelligence regulation tries to tackle this challenge, but is it enough?
Digital & Media 15-10-2021

Digital Brief: DMA & DSA compromise texts, roaming adoption, Europol nears recast mandate

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The European Council reviewed progress on the digital agenda and key legislative files. It encourages the co-legislators to […]...

Europol nears stronger mandate for data-driven policing capacities

Europol, the EU's law enforcement cooperation agency, is approaching the finishing line to get a broader mandate, legitimising data processing practices that spurred controversy last year.
Digital & Media 01-10-2021

Digital Brief: EU-US convergence, gatekeeper definitions, DGA adopted, NL lobbies Data Act

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “This lead with regulation is dangerous. European tech companies are going to become regulated regional champions. They will not...
Digital & Media 30-09-2021

EU and US seek united Western front to confront China’s tech ascent

In the aftermath of their inaugural summit, business and political leaders from the EU and the United States reiterated their call for curbing the growing Chinese influence on the tech sector, although important differences still remained in the regulatory approaches.
Digital & Media 26-07-2021

Study warns of compliance costs for regulating Artificial Intelligence

The EU's forthcoming regulation on Artificial Intelligence could cost the bloc's economy up to €31 billion over the next 5 years and cause investments to shrink by as much as 20%, according to a study published on Monday (26 July).
Health 24-06-2021

Ireland’s green light for medical cannabis and calls to ban AI face recognition

This week our podcast focuses on a milestone move by Ireland: approving medical cannabis prescriptions and giving patients the right to have access to medical cannabis and be reimbursed for it. To hear more on that story, we spoke with EURACTIV’s Agrifood and health reporter, Natasha Foote.
Data protection 22-06-2021

EU data watchdogs want ban on AI facial recognition

The EU's data protection agencies on Monday (21 June) called for an outright ban on using artificial intelligence to identify people in public places, pointing to the "extremely high" risks to privacy.
Digital & Media 02-06-2021

EU faces €5-10 billion investment gap on AI and blockchain – report

The EU is not investing enough in artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain to keep up with the US and China and it should start investing €5-10 billion each year but also strengthen its eco-systems in order to be competitive, a report said.
Digital & Media 05-05-2021

Facebook fears regulators’ competing demands for privacy, transparency

Facebook is in favour of more regulation but is concerned that platforms could be forced in "diametrically opposed directions" in terms of privacy and transparency requirements, Nick Clegg, the platform's vice president for global affairs, has said. EURACTIV France reports.
Economy & Jobs 29-04-2021

How innovative EU-funded projects prepared us for lockdown challenges

Often described as cumbersome and hard to access, European regional funds, which are designed to decrease disparities between Europe’s regions, are actually at the forefront of funding innovative projects, often able to financially support ideas from which the traditional markets...
Economy & Jobs 20-04-2021

Artificial intelligence: Commission must think small first

The European Commission will this week present its proposal on Artificial Intelligence (AI), seen as a step toward a new regulatory framework, promised by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in her State of the Union, writes Marie-Françoise Gondard-Argenti.
The EU Commission will seek to outlaw Artificial Intelligence systems used for 'indiscriminate surveillance' operations as part of new prohibitions to be put forward next week.
Digital & Media 14-04-2021

Commission to ban ‘indiscriminate surveillance’ in leaked AI plans

The European Commission will seek to outlaw Artificial Intelligence systems used for "indiscriminate surveillance" operations as part of new prohibitions to be put forward next week.
Digital & Media 02-04-2021

Google Maps on track to have ‘100 AI-powered improvements’

US digital giant Google unveiled on Tuesday (30 March) new features for its Google Maps app that will make use of artificial intelligence (AI). EURACTIV France reports.
The European Commission may "have to go further" on introducing more robust rules for Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies that pose a risk to fundamental rights, a letter written by President von der Leyen to MEPs, obtained by EURACTIV, states.
Digital & Media 30-03-2021

Von der Leyen assures MEPs: We’ll ‘go further’ on AI that harms fundamental rights  

The European Commission may "have to go further" on introducing more robust rules for Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies that pose a risk to fundamental rights, a letter written by President von der Leyen to MEPs, obtained by EURACTIV, states.
Digital & Media 30-03-2021

MEPs call for greater regulation of AI discrimination

The European Parliament's culture and education committee endorsed on 15 March an opinion calling for a framework to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) in order to "reduce gender, social or cultural bias in technology", and the European Commission is expected to propose a legislative framework for the matter in April. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital & Media 02-03-2021

The Just AI Transition: Where are the opportunities and threats?

We are at the beginning of a rapid period of transformation of our economy and society due to the convergence of many digital technologies. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is central to this change and offers major opportunities to improve our daily lives.
The EU continues to lag behind in terms of investment into key technologies such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing when compared to players from the US and China, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has warned.
Digital & Media 05-02-2021

EU ‘punching well below its weight’ in digital technologies, von der Leyen warns

The EU continues to lag behind China and the US when it comes to investments into key technologies such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has warned.
Digital & Media 14-12-2020

Ethics in the use of AI: Can regulators agree a standard approach?

The EU digital agenda for the 2019-2024 mandate is marked by a series of broad-ranging reforms, which are intended to guide Europe through the digital transition, as new technologies emerge. With Artificial Intelligence at the heart of the debate, the...
Digital & Media 14-12-2020

Getting AI right together

The United States and its partners must use the AI moment to renew their commitment to protecting individual rights, restore commercial competition built on fair rules, and strengthen defence alliances that have kept the peace in Europe and the Pacific for 75 years, argue Eric Schmidt and Robert Work.