THE EU'S QUEST FOR AN INTELLIGENT APPROACH TO AI
With the Communication on Artificial Intelligence, the European Commission has opened the debate on how to encourage the use of AI - and also maybe how to regulate it. While the Commission's proposal takes a rather optimistic view, there is still the danger of harmful legislation based on doomsday scenarios. In industrial applications, AI technologies such as machine learning are promising and challenging, but they are a long way from disrupting the legal and ethical framework.
TRADE AFTER BREXIT: A MATTER OF CAKE AND CHERRIES
The European Union and the United Kingdom have to define their future trade relationship after Brexit in March 2019. Even basic problems remain unsolved. A Brexit without a free trade agreement is not inconceivable.
REGULATING THE FUTURE
"New Legislative Framework" - this abstract name for a not-so-new concept might be a solution to a huge problem of lawmaking in the digital age: How to regulate fast-moving technologies effectively without hampering innovation?
EUROPE NEEDS INDUSTRY - BUT MUST DO MORE TO STRENGTHEN IT
When Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his annual State of the European Union speech in Strasbourg on September 13, the state of European industry was one of the first topics he mentioned. "I want to make our industry stronger and more competitive. This is particularly true for our manufacturing base and the 32 million workers that form its backbone," said the President of the EU Commission in the European Parliament and announced a new "industrial policy strategy" to promote European companies.