About: artificial intelligence

Digital 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.
Digital 31-03-2021

MEPs urged to reject Commission’s ‘anti-free speech’ proposal to monitor terror online

The European Commission is seeking to offer some comfort and reassurance after 61 organisations urged EU lawmakers in an open letter to reject the proposed EU regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online, which is due to be voted on in Parliament on 28 April.
Digital 31-03-2021

Moria 2.0: The EU’s sandbox for surveillance technologies

The three camps of Lesvos, Old Moria, Moria 2.0 all tell a story of the multi-layered ecosystem which gives rise to the allure of quick fixes facilitated by technology. Yet the complexity of human movement is nothing but simple, writes Petra Molnar.
Digital 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 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.
Health 19-02-2021

French decision to have Microsoft host Health Data Hub still attracts criticism

The French government's decision to have Microsoft host the country's Health Data Hub is causing outrage in the French and European digital ecosystem, it is also worrying data protection advocates. EURACTIV France reports.
The EU-funded iBorderCtrl technology has been tested on various borders in the EU, and uses advanced artificial intelligence to analyze micro-expressions.
Digital 08-02-2021

Commission under pressure in EU court over ‘lie detector tech’

The European Commission’s Research Executive Agency has come under questioning from judges at the Court of Justice of the EU, as part of a case focusing on why the agency refuses to disclose documents on the controversial ‘iBorderCtrl’ project.
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 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.
Robotics technologies in the EU could be set to come under the scope of new rules as part of a series of efforts to ensure the safety of next-generation technologies in the field, it has emerged.
Digital 04-02-2021

Commission reveals details on future EU robotics policy 

Robotics technologies in the EU could come under the scope of new rules as part of a series of efforts to ensure the safety of next-generation technologies, it has emerged.

EU cancer plan to create control centre for coordinating cancer efforts

The much-awaited ‘Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan’ intends to create a knowledge centre to coordinate the scientific and technical cancer-related initiatives at the EU level, including the European health data space, according to a leaked draft of the plan.
The EU's attempts to regulate Artificial Intelligence could be met with future challenges resulting from an agreement on e-Commerce at the level of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), a new study published on Tuesday (26 January) claims.
Digital 27-01-2021

EU Artificial Intelligence regulation at risk in WTO e-commerce deal, study says

The EU's attempts to regulate Artificial Intelligence could be met with future challenges resulting from an agreement on e-Commerce at the level of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), according to a new study published on Tuesday (26 January).
China 25-01-2021

US leading race in artificial intelligence, China rising, EU lagging: survey

The United States is leading rivals in development and use of artificial intelligence while China is rising quickly and European Union is lagging, a research report showed Monday (25 January).
MEPs have been urged to consider the 'significant risks' that next-generation Artificial Intelligence applications could entail, particularly with regards to discrimination, employment, and social exclusion.
Digital 15-01-2021

MEPs mull over ‘significant risks’ of Artificial Intelligence

MEPs have been urged to consider the 'significant risks' that next-generation Artificial Intelligence applications could entail, particularly with regards to discrimination, employment, and social exclusion.
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Health 22-11-2020

AI could support medical decision-making in an unprecedented way, says health expert

Dr Bertalan Mesko, PhD is The Medical Futurist and the Director of The Medical Futurist Institute analysing how science fiction technologies can become reality in medicine and healthcare.  Along with John D. Halamka, President of the Mayo Clinic Platform, he...
EU law enforcement authorities should make 'significant investments' into developing new screening technologies that could help to detect the malicious use of Deepfakes, a new report from the bloc's police agency Europol recommends.
Digital 20-11-2020

EU police recommend new online ‘screening tech’ to catch deepfakes

EU law enforcement authorities should make 'significant investments' into developing new screening technologies that could help to detect the malicious use of deepfakes, a new report from the bloc's police agency Europol recommends.
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Health 19-11-2020

Only transformation can deliver sustainable healthcare in Europe

This pandemic has called urgent attention to our healthcare systems and how we must fundamentally change the way we provide health and care as a priority, writes Jan-Philipp Beck, CEO at EIT Health. Jan-Philipp Beck is the CEO at EIT...
EU Council Presidency conclusions on Artificial Intelligence and human rights failed to secure unanimous backing from member states last week after Poland refused to support a text due to opposing inclusion of the term 'gender equality,' EURACTIV has learned.
Digital 26-10-2020

Poland rejects Presidency conclusions on Artificial Intelligence, rights

EU Council presidency conclusions on Artificial Intelligence and human rights failed to secure unanimous backing from member states last week after Poland refused to support a text due to opposing inclusion of the term 'gender equality,' EURACTIV has learned.
Digital 22-10-2020

Empowering Citizens – The key to a successful digital health transformation

The COVID-19 pandemic brought to the fore the untapped potential for the deployment of digital health tools in Europe. Digital tools can empower citizens to manage their own health, allow healthcare workers to treat patients remotely, enable beneficial research efforts,...
The European Parliament is to test a biometric attendance register for MEPs taking part in meetings at its Brussels premises, internal documents seen by EURACTIV reveal learned.
Digital 09-10-2020

EXCLUSIVE: Parliament documents reveal new biometric attendance system

The European Parliament is to test a biometric attendance register for MEPs taking part in meetings at its Brussels premises, internal documents seen by EURACTIV reveal learned. The move has provoked worry among privacy-conscious members of Parliament, who oppose the move to capture MEP fingerprint data. 
A conglomerate of 14 EU nations have set out their position on the future regulation of Artificial Intelligence, pressing the European Commission to adopt a 'soft law approach.'
Digital 08-10-2020

EU nations call for ‘soft law solutions’ in future Artificial Intelligence regulation

Fourteen EU countries have set out their position on the future regulation of Artificial Intelligence, urging the European Commission to adopt a "soft law approach".
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Digital 01-10-2020

What’s the European approach to trustworthy AI?

Artificial intelligence brings vast opportunities to transform industries and solve important challenges at scale. At the same time it also brings the responsibility to build AI that works for and has the trust of everyone.
Economy & Jobs 23-09-2020

Intelligent electricity through EU structural funds

Researchers in Bielefeld are working on an artificial intelligence that distributes electricity differently depending on weather conditions. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The EU should not 'copy and paste' everyday racial discrimination and bias into algorithms in artificial intelligence, the EU's Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová has said.
Digital 18-09-2020

EU must ‘proactively’ tackle AI discrimination, Jourová says

The EU should not 'copy and paste' everyday racial discrimination and bias into algorithms in artificial intelligence, the EU's Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová has said.
Digital 11-09-2020

‘Geopolitical’ Europe aims to extend its digital sovereignty from China

The European Commission intends to act as a strong geopolitical player at next week's EU-China video meeting. But to do so, Europe must extend its 'digital sovereignty', also with regards to China. EURACTIV Germany reports.