US blacklists Chinese AI firms in reprisal against repression of Muslim minorities

By |oktober 8th, 2019|artificial intelligence, China, Donald Trump, Huawei, human rights, Kazakhs, mass surveillance, Muslims, News, totalitarian regime, Uighurs|

The US government expanded its trade blacklist to include some of China’s top artificial intelligence startups, punishing Beijing for its treatment of Muslim minorities and ratcheting up tensions ahead of high-level trade talks in Washington this week.

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Vestager the digital chief in name, but Goulard in practice

By |september 11th, 2019|artificial intelligence, data protection, DG Connect, Didier Reynders, Digital, digital economy, digital services act, digital tax, ethics, EU, European Commission, GDPR, Margrethe Vestager, new commissioners, News, Sylvie Goulard, Ursula von der Leyen, Věra Jourová|

The EU's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager received broad support on Tuesday (10 September) following her nomination as the Commission's Executive Vice President for Digital.

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Defence ministers discussed artificial intelligence, killer robots and climate threat

By |avgust 30th, 2019|AI, artificial intelligence, autonomous weapons, Federica Mogherini, Finnish Presidency, hybrid threats, italian elections, killer robots, Matteo Salvini, Nato, News, Operation Atalanta, Operation Sophia, Strait of Hormuz, transatlantic relations, United Nations, United States|

EU defence ministers discussed artificial intelligence, autonomous weapons – also called “killer robots” –, hybrid threats and conflicts stemming from climate change, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini told the press after an informal Council meeting in Helsinki on Thursday (29 August).

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Digital Brief: How to deal with a problem like Artificial Intelligence

By |avgust 29th, 2019|artificial intelligence, Brexit, cloud, copyright, Defence Ministers, Digital, EU, Eva Kaili, Helsinki, News, tech, Technology|

Welcome back to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “GDPR includes provisions which could potentially hinder the development of data-driven, self-learning algorithmic systems.” – S&D...

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Have Russia and China gone too far with harvesting personal data for visa applications?

By |julij 30th, 2019|artificial intelligence, China, EU-China, EU-Russia relations, News, personal data, protection of privacy, Russia, visa|

If you plan to travel to Russia or China for the holidays, you may be surprised by the countries' visa application processes, both of which request a substantial quantity of personal data.

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‘Adverse impacts’ of Artificial Intelligence could pave way for regulation, EU report says

By |junij 27th, 2019|AI, artificial intelligence, EU, Mariya Gabriel, News, regulation, robotics|

The EU should consider the need for new regulation to "ensure adequate protection from adverse impacts" in the field of Artificial Intelligence, a report published on Wednesday (26 June) by the Commission's High-Level Group on AI says.

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Europeans still anxious about AI facial recognition

By |junij 7th, 2019|artificial intelligence, facial recognition, GDPR, Microsoft, News|

Technology experts are usually among the first to embrace new and emerging digital tools. But that idea was put to the test at a stakeholders' gathering about artificial-intelligence–enabled facial recognition this week at the Microsoft Center in Brussels.

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AI-enabled facial recognition: More than just ethics?

By |junij 7th, 2019|AI, artificial intelligence, biometric; facial recognition, Machine Learning, News|

Facial recognition technology has been advancing rapidly over the past decade and is starting to be common in more devices, more places and real time. The odds are that facial biometrical information is already being analysed regularly. While there are...

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Artificial Intelligence presents ‘black swan’ ethical issues, Commission report says

By |april 8th, 2019|artificial intelligence, BEUC, ethics, EU ethics, IBM, Lian Benham, Mariya Gabriel, News, Ursula Pachl|

A series of 'critical concerns' in the development of Artificial Intelligence may have future unforeseen "high-impact" ramifications, a European Commission-led project has suggested.

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How robotics will shape Europe – and the policy that will support it

By |februar 12th, 2019|Artificial, artificial intelligence, cyber regulation, European Parliament, Eva Kaili, News, robotics, Robots|

Lawmakers need to focus on solving ethical questions and on the robotics technologies that will improve daily life, writes Eva Kaili.

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