European Commission supports DigiTwins In relation with the work the ECHAlliance is enabling within the Digital Health Society, we are glad to announce that on the 18th of May, the consortium named DigiTwins received an invitation from the European Commission to enter the next stage of the competition to become an EU Flagship for Future …

by Heather Smith

Ahead of the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation, the European Commission has presented a set of concrete actions that European leaders can take to protect citizens’ privacy and make the EU’s Digital Single Market a reality before the end of 2018. Read the full press release Article Source: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/eu-leaders-meeting-sofia-completing-trusted-digital-single-market-benefit-all

by Heather Smith

Europe faces some serious health challenges that are simply not going away. More threats from infectious disease due to emerging pathogens and increased resistance to antibiotics and antivirals. More incidents of non-communicable disease, raising the costs of long-term care. The first of these is identified as a global risk by the World Economic Forum in …

by Heather Smith

Europe has a leading edge in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. This workshop report describes activities being carried out in the field of AI in different Member States and in some of the countries associated to Horizon 2020. Learn about the academic, industrial and funding ecosystems, and find out more about the various governmental initiatives …

by Heather Smith

13 European countries have signed a declaration for delivering cross-border access to their genomic information. This is a game changer for European health research and clinical practice: sharing more genomic data will improve understanding and prevention of disease, allowing for more personalised treatments (and targeted drug prescription), in particular for rare diseases, cancer and brain …

by Heather Smith

Citizens’ needs at the forefront – innovation the European way? Much was said during Digital Day 2 about doing innovation the “European way”, but can Europe deliver on its values? The advent of the „Digital Day“ is making its mark on European politics. Last year’s edition blew life into the EuroHPC initiative, albeit with only …

by Heather Smith

The Commission is setting up a group on artificial intelligence to gather expert input and rally a broad alliance of diverse stakeholders. The expert group will also draw up a proposal for guidelines on AI ethics, building on today’s statement by the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies. From better healthcare to …

by Heather Smith

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF DG CONNECT AT THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION Roberto Viola I see more and more articles and tweets about the possible applications of artificial intelligence. The predictions concern various sectors: from healthcare and industry to entertainment and employment, such as described in the article by Karsten Strauss in The Forbes about apps that scan …

by Heather Smith

Quantum theory has fundamentally changed our understanding of how light and matter behave at a microscopic scale. It has led to a drastically different approach to computing, sensing and communications. It has transformed our daily lives beyond measure. Ground-breaking technologies such as lasers and transistors – the basis for today’s computers and mobile phones – …

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