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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…

  • Foreign investment gets political

    Across the Western world, politicians are getting nervous about the future place of their countries in the global economy. In 2014, the EU and the US economies combined accounted for 46% of global GDP, down from 60% in 2004[1]. Over the same period, China saw its share rise from 5% to 13%. In this context,…

  • The global policy response to AI

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) will revolutionize and disrupt practically every industry. It will impact products and services but also the everyday lives of citizens worldwide, bringing about both socio-economic opportunities and challenges which need to be addressed early on. Governments and industries around the world are already engaged in a fierce AI arms-race in an early attempt…

  • Europe: Foreign Direct Investment Under Scrutiny

    Responding to recent calls from France, Germany and other Member States for stricter controls on foreign takeovers, Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, has proposed a new EU framework for the screening of foreign direct investment. Although the proposed Regulation comes in large part in reaction to the rise in Chinese investment into…

  • Brexit Bowl – Views from China

    July is usually when the thoughts of politicians and officials from across Europe begin to turn to sun, sea and sangria, and dreams about strengthening the Union (the European Union) are put on the back burner for a month or two. But for the Brexit negotiators holed up on both sides of the Channel, there…

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