About: artificial intelligence

Digital & Media 24-01-2022

How the Parliament’s AIDA Report Misdiagnoses the Risks and Benefits of Health AI

In November 2021, the European Parliament’s Special Committee on AI in a Digital Age (AIDA Committee) put forward its draft report on artificial intelligence (AI) in a digital age. The report advocates for a very permissive approach to regulation of AI to stimulate innovation and foster the competitiveness of the EU. With this, however, it understates the possible risks specific to development and use of AI in the context of health and lacks actual solutions to translate potential into action. We identified five shortcomings and hereby appeal to the regulator to address them.
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Future EU 04-01-2022

Why Europe? On European Purpose and Power

The world is fragmented and the future is uncertain. New paradigms and narratives are emerging. Why should Europe then be the answer? And what makes Europe “European”? Europa can best be understood by its history, its sufferings and revolutions, the...
Digital & Media 27-12-2021

2022: The turning point in EU’s digital policy

The EU's ambitious digital policies face a moment of truth in 2022. EURACTIV takes a closer look at what is coming up.
Digital & Media 17-12-2021

Digital Brief powered by Google: DMA plenary, DSA committee vote, French priorities

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The challenge is making our rules something that can be enforced seriously, and cannot be challenged in court all...
Global Europe 16-12-2021

US builds new software tool to predict actions that could draw China’s ire

US military commanders in the Pacific have built a software tool to predict how the Chinese government will react to US actions in the region like military sales, US-backed military activity and even congressional visits to hotspots like Taiwan.
Digital & Media 01-12-2021

EU Council presidency pitches significant changes to AI Act proposal

The Slovenian Presidency circulated a compromise text on the EU's draft AI Act, including major changes in the areas of social scoring, biometric recognition systems, and high-risk applications, while also identifying future points for discussion.
Digital & Media 26-11-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: DMA & DSA adopted, biometric ban, political ads

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “France’s priority [during the EU presidency] will be to defend the Council’s priorities and to ensure that we are...
Digital & Media 16-11-2021

Data show mixed situations across EU states on digital transition

The European Commission has set a number of objectives for the digital transition of member states as part of the EU's "2030 Digital Compass", and the annual progress report, released on 12 November, showed mixed results across the bloc.
Digital & Media 15-11-2021

EU Parliament, countries want more innovation, less burden in AI Act

The recent parliamentary report on AI calls for the AI Act not to overburden companies and be more innovation-friendly. Member states have similar concerns, with Estonia being particularly outspoken on the issue.
Digital & Media 12-11-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: whistleblower European tour, DMA approved, Google fined

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
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).
Data protection 26-10-2021

Facial recognition technologies already used in 11 EU countries and counting, report says

Law enforcement authorities in 11 European countries are already using biometric recognition systems in their investigations and eight more are to follow, a new study points out, warning of the technology's impact on fundamental rights.
Digital & Media 22-10-2021

Digital Brief powered by Google: vital encryption, Germany’s coalition talks, e-Evidence approaching

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “It would have been impossible for me to whistleblow without encryption. My first messages to journalists were made with...
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?
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Digital & Media 12-10-2021

Artificial Intelligence: How The EU AI Act Can Enable Responsible Innovation In AI And Machine Learning

The proposed AI Act is the first of its kind globally. With the right balance, it can set a robust framework for innovation in trustworthy and rights-protective AI applications.
Digital & Media 08-10-2021

Digital Brief: Facebook fallout, 2022 digital agenda, AI in law enforcement

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The things I saw at Facebook over and over again was, there were conflicts of interest between what was...
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 24-09-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: TTC priorities, common charger, country of origin row

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The EU and the US acknowledge the need for controls on trade in certain dual-use items, in particular certain...
Digital & Media 23-09-2021

LEAK: Trade and Technology Council draft statement reveals top priorities for transatlantic talks

The main areas where the EU and US will seek convergence are foreign investments, export control, AI and semiconductors, according to a joint statement leaked to EURACTIV.
Digital & Media 15-09-2021

Commission yearns for setting the global standard on artificial intelligence

The European Commission believes that its proposed Artificial Intelligence Act should become the global standard if it is to be fully effective. The upcoming AI treaty that is being drafted by the Council of Europe might help the EU achieve just that.
Data protection 14-09-2021

France’s parliament considers use of drones by police, again

French members of parliament will start examining on Tuesday (14 September) a bill on criminal responsibility and internal security, intended to provide a long-awaited legal framework for the use of drones by law enforcement agencies.
Digital & Media 10-09-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: Nvidia seeks clearance, Germany’s conflicting views, DMA & DSA Council updates

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We are working through the regulatory process and we look forward to engaging with the European Commission to address...
Digital & Media 31-08-2021

Instagram wants to collect ages of all users to protect children online

Instagram users will have to register their birthdate if they want to continue using the services of one of Facebook's flagship products, the social media giant announced on Monday (30 August). EURACTIV France reports.
Data protection 27-08-2021

Afghan crisis accelerates automated controls at EU borders

EU and national authorities are increasingly deploying high-tech surveillance systems at the bloc’s external borders, a trend that could accelerate as some countries seek to block refugees arriving from Afghanistan, raising questions about the ethical implications of these technologies. Greece...