AI is one of the most important applications of the data economy. But just as most digital advancements, AI is thought to bring not only opportunities but also risks, such as opaque decision-making, biases, potential intrusion into private live etc. Hear about policy debates on EU efforts to advance AI, which is grounded in European values and fundamental rights such as human dignity and privacy protection.
Competition & Digital Markets
Digital players, such as platforms are at the heart of online economic activity, connecting multi-sided markets of producers and consumers of various goods and services. Here you can expect to learn more about concerns over extreme returns to scale, network externalities, the role of data etc. Tune in for policy debate on how digital platforms impact competition and benefits to consumers e.g. in price, variety and quality of content, and in innovation.
As the world is turning digital, increasingly more data is being generated: big data, private data, sensitive data... The economic impact of data is immense. It is also an important driver for innovation. Here, you can expect to hear about policies on the collection of data, access to and reuse of data, transfer of data, the exploitation of data, data governance etc.
While digitalisation brings huge opportunities and solutions for many of the challenges Europe is facing, it also exposes the economy and society to cyber threats. Here you can expect to hear about policy debate on data security, cyber resilience, European technological sovereignty, secure connectivity infrastructure deployment, cyber diplomacy etc.
The notion of digital society comes from the modern society adopting and integrating ICT at home, work, education and recreation. The scale and speed of digitalisation impacts today’s society, culture and politics and brings challenges such as proliferation of false information online, threatening democratic institutions, and undermining the trust of people. Here you can expect to hear about policies on those and other challenges.