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International collaboration in the field of #ICT research is a central cog in the wheel in tackling the global challenges of today

International collaboration in the field of #ICT research is a central cog in the wheel in tackling the global challenges of today

| May 11, 2020

  Researchers and scientists from all over the world are working together to find a vaccine to combat Coronavirus. Companies from Europe, China, USA, Australia and Canada are at the forefront in seeking to find medical solutions to tackle Covid-19. But there is one common denominator in the work of all these specific research programmes. […]

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Hi-tech cooperation between #China and #EU has huge potential

Hi-tech cooperation between #China and #EU has huge potential

| February 9, 2020

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), sometimes referred to as the New Silk Road, is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever conceived. Launched in 2013 by President Xi Jinping, the vast collection of development and investment initiatives would stretch from East Asia to Europe, significantly expanding China’s economic and political influence – writes […]

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#EESC backs Commissioner Ansip’s outline of forthcoming #ArtificialIntelligence strategy

#EESC backs Commissioner Ansip’s outline of forthcoming #ArtificialIntelligence strategy

| March 21, 2018

EESC Rapporteur on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Catelijne Muller says the strategy, as outlined by Commissioner Ansip to the EESC’s plenary, fully meets the Committee’s call for the European Union to take global pole position in determining the framework for the responsible development and deployment of AI. Muller said the announcement made by Commissioners Ansip, Moedas and Gabriel on […]

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#FriendsofEurope: Beyond the #Robot scare

#FriendsofEurope: Beyond the #Robot scare

| February 13, 2018

László Andor László Andor is a former EU commissioner, now head of department of economic policy (Corvinus University, Budapest), Senior Research Fellow at IMK (Düsseldorf) and Trustee of Friends of Europe. Fears about number of jobs The great robot scare of recent years seems to have eased into more sober assessments of the quantitative and […]

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#Robots and #ArtificialIntelligence: MEPs call for EU-wide liability rules

#Robots and #ArtificialIntelligence: MEPs call for EU-wide liability rules

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

EU-wide rules are needed for the fast-evolving field of robotics, e.g. to enforce ethical standards or establish liability for accidents involving driverless cars, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday (16 February).  MEPs ask the EU Commission to propose rules on robotics and artificial intelligence, in order to fully exploit their economic potential and […]

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Rise of the #robots: Mady Delvaux on why their use should be regulated

Rise of the #robots: Mady Delvaux on why their use should be regulated

| January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

From drones to medical equipment, robots are increasingly becoming a part of our everyday life. But although some 1.7 million robots already exist worldwide, their use is still not properly regulated. A report being voted on today by the legal affairs committee calls on the European Commission to produce a legislative proposal to deal with […]

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#Robots: MEPs consider the legal and ethical ramifications of robotic revolution

#Robots: MEPs consider the legal and ethical ramifications of robotic revolution

| January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

EU rules for the fast-evolving field of robotics, to settle issues such as compliance with ethical standards and liability for accidents involving driverless cars, should be put forward by the EU Commission, urged the Legal Affairs Committee on Thursday (12 January). Luxembourgish MEP Mady Delvaux (social democrat) said: “A growing number of areas of our […]

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