On the 28th of May, the European Commission has opened the feedback period for the Data Act. The regulatory proposal aims to foster data sharing among businesses, as well as between governments and companies. The public consultation is open until the 25th of June, 12 AM (CEST).
A position paper introducing a comprehensive industrial and trustworthy AI framework has been recently published in its consultation version. The position paper summarises the presentations and discussions of Franco-German workshops, including numerous received feedbacks. It also aligns with national and European related roadmaps to industrial and trustworthy AI. It should be seen as a first step in speeding up Industrial AI and AI trustworthiness across Europe. Find the paper here.
Taking the ongoing Franco-German collaboration on “Trustworthy & Industrial AI” as a reference, the web seminar will present existing projects, benefits, and outcomes of the cross-border collaboration, as well as possibilities to scale-up the collaboration at European level with the support of existing initiatives such as Gaia-X and BDVA. Register here!
On Tuesday 27th of April, MEPs voted to approve the programme, securing €95.5 billion budget for research and innovation until 2027. Horizon Europe incorporates the EU’s highest ever budget allocation for digital-related research and digitalisation.
April's Activity Group Meeting (AG44) focused on contributions from research and innovation projects and BDVA/DAIRO members to data and AI standardisation and interoperability activities. The event, organised in collaboration with BDV projects, gathered nearly 100 members, Big Data Value Project portfolio representatives and other key stakeholders to exchange views, experience and ideas.
Today, 21st of April, the Commission unveils the proposal for European artificial intelligence regulation. Combining the proposal with an updated Coordinated Plan on AI, the EC aims to guarantee the safety and fundamental rights of Europeans while strengthening AI uptake, investment and innovation across the EU.
The European Commission has announced a new call for projects to foster better data access, sharing and analysis for the research of new virus variants. It aims to speed up the countermeasures for coronavirus and increase readiness for future epidemics.