Welcome to the new BDVe series webinar: Big Data for Public Policy - the state of the play (Tuesday May 14 at 12:00 CEST). With Anne Fleur van Veenstra from TNO, followed by Francesco Mureddu, from the Lisbon Council. Register now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/932662235777692172
The 2nd International Workshop on Software Architectures Challenges in Big Data (SACBD) is organized by the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) as part of the European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA, https://ecsa2019.univ-lille.fr/home). The workshop will take place on September 9th at 14:00. Agenda and further information available at: http://www.bdva.eu/node/1262
euRobotics, the European Robotics Association, and BDVA, the Big Data Value Association have released a common vision paper on the AI partnership they are jointly developing. This AI Public Private Partnership (AI PPP) is directed at boosting the industrial uptake of AI and ensuring Europe’s world-wide leadership in developing and deploying value-driven trustworthy AI based on European fundamental values. Both associations see the strong need for an ambitious and industry-driven strategy for AI adoption in Business and Society that aligns user value and industrial needs with research excellence in AI.
The European Commission, EFFRA, BDVA and euRobotics jointly organise a workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing, The workshop will take place on July 2nd in Brussels. Registration is now open.
On April 12th 2019 BDVA releases a Position Paper called "Towards a European Data Sharing Space: Enabling data exchange and unlocking AI potential". The successful development and adoption of a pan-European data sharing space will mark a milestone in the evolution of the new data economy. The envisaged macro-level space can incorporate existing vertical, cross-sectoral, personal and industrial data spaces, offering services and experimentation opportunities to all stakeholders. It also needs to adhere to and promote European values, e.g., democracy, privacy safeguards and equal opportunities. These values can become the trademark of European data economy technologies, products and practices. Find the paper here.
There is now less than 1 month left to enter this year's DatSci & AI Awards competition. Don't miss the opportunity and apply! The annual DatSci & AI awards are this year accepting entries from across Europe for 10 categories. This is a competition for teams and individuals within the Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Community.
The BDVA i-Spaces group has launched the call for Data Innovation Spaces labelling 2019. The call is open to any data innovation space or hub in Europe. The BDVA i-Space label recognizes that those initiatives meet the necessary requirements to boost data driven and AI based innovation at local level, and to establish collaborations with similar initiatives to foster the adoption at European level. All the information needed to apply can be found here. Deadline: 31st May 2019.
The European Commission is taking forward its work on ethics guidelines on Aritificial Intelligence. The industry, research institutes and public authorities are invited to test the detailed assessment list drafted by the High-Level Expert Group.
On the 29th of March 2019, the BDVA General Assembly officially welcomed 7 new members: Inlecom Group BVBA (Belgium), IT4Innovations (Czech Republic), Tampere University (Finland) joined BDVA as FULL member. GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences (Germany), Obuda University (Hungary), Prizztech Ltd. Robocoast (Finland), and Solver Machine Learning, S.L. (Spain).