SDG 16. PEACE JUSTICE & STRONG INSTITUTIONS POLICY & REGULATION EUROPE

How Europe’s new privacy rules survived years of negotiations, lobbying and drama

February 11, 2021, by Laura Kayali, Vincent Manancourt

It took four years, but European governments have at last agreed on new privacy rules. EU deputy ambassadors on Wednesday signed off on the e-Privacy ...

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SDG 17. PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS AlephAlpha EUROPE

Heidelberg-based Aleph Alpha raises €5.3 million to lead “Made in Europe” AI development

January 27, 2021, by Charlotte Tucker

Today AI startup Aleph Alpha announces having raised a €5.3 million seed funding round to research, develop and operationalize European Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).  Headquartered ...

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SDG 16. PEACE JUSTICE & STRONG INSTITUTIONS SDG 17. PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS EUROPE

How The EU Is Leading The Way In AI Powered Social Innovation

January 19, 2021, by Mark Minevich, Contributor

2020 will be cemented into the history books as the digital inflection point that finally revealed to the world the significance of social innovation and ...

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POLICY & REGULATION EUROPE

What the European DSA and DMA proposals mean for online platforms

January 15, 2021, by Aline Blankertz, Julian Jaursch

By Aline Blankertz, Julian Jaursch European Commissioner for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age Margrethe Vestager and European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton attend ...

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GOVERNING & PUBLIC SECTOR DEMOCRACY & CIVIL RIGHTS POLICING SURVEILLANCE EUROPE

Sci-fi surveillance: Europe’s secretive push into biometric technology

December 11, 2020, by Zach Campbell, Caitlin L Chandler and Chris Jones

EU science funding is being spent on developing new tools for policing and security. But who decides how far we need to submit to artificial ...

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POLICY & REGULATION EUROPE

Tech giants to face large fines under Europe’s new content rules

December 11, 2020, by Mark Scott, Laura Kayali, Nicholas Vinocur

Companies like Facebook and Amazon could face fines of up to billions of euros if they flout new rules aimed at curbing online hate speech ...

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ACCESSIBILITY EUROPE

Europe has a unique opportunity to lead in the democratisation of artificial intelligence

November 17, 2020, by Josh Entsminger, Mark Esposito and Terence Tse

Artificial intelligence has survived the hype — investment from public and private actors remains on the rise, total market size is increasing, its potential to shape firms’ operational ...

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ETHICS & TRUST POLICY & REGULATION SURVEILLANCE EUROPE

Activists urge EU to ban live facial recognition in public spaces

November 12, 2020, by Janosch Delcker

Digital rights advocates in five European countries launched a campaign Thursday to spotlight the increasing use of facial recognition and other biometric identification technology across ...

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POLICY & REGULATION DATA GOVERNANCE ACT EUROPE

Why the European Commission Should Revise its Data Governance Act

November 6, 2020, by Eline Chivot

The European Commission is planning to release its Data Governance Act to facilitate data sharing within the EU. The goal is to increase data sharing ...

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POLICY & REGULATION BIAS GENDER BIAS POLAND EUROPE

Poland rejects Presidency conclusions on Artificial Intelligence, rights

October 27, 2020, by Samuel Stolton

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 ...

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ETHICS & TRUST EUROPE

Opaque Poll that Negatively Frames AI Will Scare Europeans and Harm Progress

October 20, 2020, by Eline Chivot

BEUC, the self-proclaimed “consumer voice in Europe,” recently released a report arguing that its survey shows consumers do not trust AI and think it will ...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING DATA LOCALIZATION HEALTH DATA SOVEREIGNTY EUROPE

Global AI fight heats up over health data

October 20, 2020, by Vincent Manancourt

This article is the product of a POLITICO Working Group roundtable. Health data is emerging as a key battleground in the global fight to control ...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING POLICY & REGULATION EUROPE

Building Health Care AI in Europe’s Strict Regulatory Environment

October 19, 2020, by Harvard Business Review

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POLICY & REGULATION EUROPE

Germany Wants EU to Double Down on Idea That Would Hinder the AI Economy

October 12, 2020, by Eline Chivot

The European Commission has proposed strictly regulating AI systems that meet two conditions: they are used in sectors and in a manner where significant risks ...

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POLICY & REGULATION SOFT LAW EUROPE

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

October 8, 2020, by Samuel Stolton

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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POLICY & REGULATION PRIVACY EUROPE Rob van Eijk

Rob van Eijk Discusses Trends in European Privacy Discussions

October 1, 2020, by Rob van Eijk

We’re talking to FPF senior policy experts about their work on important privacy issues. Today, Rob van Eijk, FPF’s Managing Director for Europe, is sharing his ...

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ENERGY SMART CITY EUROPE

Intelligent electricity through EU structural funds

September 23, 2020, by Philipp Grüll

Researchers in Bielefeld are working on an artificial intelligence that distributes electricity differently depending on weather conditions. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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POLICY & REGULATION BIAS RACIAL BIAS EUROPE

EU must ‘proactively’ tackle AI discrimination, Jourová says

September 18, 2020, by Samuel Stolton

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 ...

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POLICY & REGULATION EUROPE

Intelligence artificielle : l’UE peaufine sa stratégie

September 16, 2020, by Le Monde.fr - Actualité à la Une

L’Union européenne veut devenir championne des données et de l’intelligence artificielle. Thierry Breton, commissaire chargé du dossier, présentera, le 19 février, la stratégie européenne dans un ...

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