The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European
DIGITAL SME Alliance have come together to set up a focus group on
which will shape policy and monitor the impact of AI adoption across the
EU. We are excited to announce that Nightingale HQ have been selected to
join the focus group, along with 100 other SMEs from across Europe.
Nightingale HQ CEO Steph Locke added "We are delighted to
participate as an SME voice. AI has the ability to impact all aspects of
our lives from social, economic and cultural perspectives, therefore
it's important that we get policy right. We have been selected
because of our high level of AI expertise and we will discuss key issues
around AI and the challenges to AI adoption.".
Joining the group comes at a good time when the Commission is investing
heavily in AI and has increased its annual investment by 70%, bringing
it up to €1.5 billion between 2018 and
The aim of this investment is to:
Recently elected leader of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen
has promised to deliver on AI legislation. She recognises that AI opens
up a new world and that it is important that this world has rules. In
addition, she has declared a large portion of the EU's €750 billion
will be spent on digital projects, with a key focus on industrial data,
AI and infrastructure.
The focus group will generate valuable feedback and help define the
current state of adoption, use and impact of AI and other emerging
technologies. Over the following 3-5 years, they will help to build a
better understanding of AI in society.
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