European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Artificial Intelligence: Commission discusses ethical and social impact with philosophical and non-confessional organisations

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Today, the European Commission hosted a high-level meeting with 12 representatives from philosophical and non-confessional organisations from across Europe, as part of the regular dialogue with churches, religions, philosophical and non-confessional organisations foreseen by Article 17 of the Lisbon Treaty. This ninth annual high-level meeting discussed the topic "Artificial Intelligence: addressing ethical and social challenges". First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, responsible for the Article 17 Dialogue said: "Our societies are in the midst of an unprecedented digital revolution which will impact every person living on the planet. This revolution brings new promises, and new risks of disruption. We have seen recently that the digital world moved faster than the ethical discussion about what could and should be allowed online.


European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Building data-based economy in the EU

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What is open public sector information and why is it important for the data economy? In the EU, the public sector holds vast amounts of data, from geographical and weather data to education, economic and social data, known as public sector information (PSI). This data can be widely accessible and reused, sometimes under non-restrictive conditions. Data is of utmost importance to the European economy. According to this study, the total direct economic value of public sector information is expected to increase from €52 billion in 2018 in the EU28, to €194 billion in 2030.


European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Digital Day 2018: EU countries to commit to doing more together on the digital front

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Discussions will focus on how the technological developments will shape the future of Europe and building a strong Digital Single Market with increased investment and digital skills is crucial. After last year's Digital Day in Rome that triggered successful cooperation in areas such as high-performance computing, connected mobility and the digitisation of industry, the Commission is repeating the initiative to encourage more cooperation on digital issues. Within a year, major progress has been made towards a Digital Single Market. The end of roaming charges and the portability of online content are now part of the lives of Europeans. Stronger rules on the protection of personal data and the first EU-wide rules on cybersecurity will become a reality in May 2018.


RoboLaw

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Pisa, 11-16 July We are pleased to announce the launch of the first edition of the International Summer School on'The Regulation of Robotics in Europe: Ethical, Legal and Economic Implications', which will be held in Pisa (Tuscany, Italy) from 11th to 16th July, 2016. This unique initiative, funded by the European Commission through the Jean Monnet Program, stems from the successful experience of the RoboLaw project (www.robolaw.eu) For further information please click HERE Bruxelles, September 24th, 2014 RoboLaw enters the European Parliament RoboLaw project coordinator Prof. Erica Palmerini and RoboLaw researcher Dr. Andrea Bertolini have been invited to present a paper on the main findings of the RoboLaw project at the workshop'Upcoming issues of EU law', organised by the JURI Committee of the European Parliament. The paper presented, entitled'REGULATING ROBOTICS: A CHALLENGE FOR EUROPE' is available here Bruxelles, September 24th, 2014 RoboLaw meets NEERI at the European Commission Prof. Erica Plamerni and Dr. Andrea Bertolini will participate in a meeting with the coordinator and the researchers of NEERI - Neuro-Enhancement: Responsible Research and Innovation, an FP7 project about human enhancement. The objective of the meeting is to discuss possible future collaborations and networking.


42Q Launches Rapid IIoT Cloud Solution for Manufacturers

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"Manufacturers are convinced of the benefits IIoT technology brings, however, adoption has been slowed by the complexities and costs of acquiring and connecting new systems to legacy technology in the factory," said Srivats Ramaswami, CTO, 42Q. "The Rapid IIoT Cloud Solution simplifies and accelerates the deployment of shop floor connectivity, data collection and storage, as well as data visualization and analysis. Using the Rapid IIoT Cloud Solution, 42Q customers have realized these benefits in as little as six weeks."