Tag: robots

#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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#Robot industry key in #China’s manufacturing sector

#Robot industry key in #China’s manufacturing sector

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ recent calls for income tax on robots triggered a public debate on whether the workers will be threatened by robots or artificial intelligence. Realizing the dilemma years earlier, China has given its prescription by prioritizing the robot industry in manufacturing sector, writes Qiang Wei. “Right now, the human worker who does, […]

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The tax shortfall of the #robots

The tax shortfall of the #robots

| April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

At a recent Friends of Europe roundtable on the 4th Industrial Revolution, Estonian MEP Kaja Kallas put her finger on one of the most alarming threats confronting Europe. It’s hidden from sight, but of profound importance. It’s not the eurozone, nor the EU’s widening north-south gap. In fact, it’s none of the problems making headlines today, […]

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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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#ArtificialIntelligence: No longer a thing of the future

#ArtificialIntelligence: No longer a thing of the future

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament is calling for EU-wide civil law rules addressing the fast-developing field of technology – robotics and artificial intelligence. Robots assisting in the field of medicine or the automotive industry is already an everyday reality, however the civil law rules need to be adapted in order to boost innovation and creativity, address issues […]

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#Robots take over the Parliament

#Robots take over the Parliament

| February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Robots were the guests of honour at today’s (8 February) press seminar on creating rules and laws to regulate their use. MEPs will vote on a report on this during next week’s plenary. Report author Mady Delvaux, a Luxembourg member of the S&D group, also took the time to answers questions about it by followers […]

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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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