Italy: Our thoughts on the new government

Last night, almost three months after the Italian general election, the President, Sergio Mattarella, appointed a new political government supported by the Five Star Movement and the League. The government’s mandate comes into effect later today and will be led by Giuseppe Conte as Prime Minister, while the leaders of the two abovementioned parties (Di…

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Hello GDPR, Goodbye AI? Not quite. The implication of GDPR for Europe’s AI ambitions

AI is currently one of the most used acronyms in the EU tech bubble.     Just last month the European Commission published its strategy on artificial intelligence, while several European countries are working on their own AI approaches: Finland revealed its plan on 18 December 2017, France published the Villani Report on 29 March…

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The Race for AI Leadership

The race for leadership in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is well underway.   A recent FTI Consulting snapshot outlined that governments across the globe have shifted gears, taking a more active role on AI. China has already claimed it will out-compete the US before 2030 as global AI leader, while countries such as Japan or Canada…

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Macron in the EU Parliament – Europe’s last hope

Europe is facing unprecedented challenges with divisions along multiple fault-lines; Brexit, increasing nationalism and a general fascination with anti-liberal ideas. Macron, whose Presidency is proof that the strongest populist threats can be overcome, is probably Europe’s last hope. Therefore, his speech in the European Parliament on the future of Europe was preceded by high expectations,…

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