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The European Commission presents a plan to enhance Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence

Yesterday, April 25th 2018, the European Commission presented a series of measures to enhance the use of Artificial Intelligence in the European Union with the aim of improving European competitiveness in this field.

The plan aims at increasing public and private investment in Artificial Intelligence (AI), preparing for the socioeconomic changes that this technology will cause and providing an adequate ethical and legal framework.

Promoting financial support and encouraging the adoption of AI by the public and private sectors

The EU should increase investment in research and innovation in Artificial Intelligence by at least 20 billion euros by the end of 2020.

In order to achieve this, the European Commission plans to increase the budget destined to AI by 15,000 million euros during the period 2018-2020 under the Horizon 2020  program.

These funds will be destined to the development of key sectors such as transportation or health and will serve to promote Artificial Intelligence research centers in Europe.

In addition, extra funding will be provided for Artificial Intelligence through the European Fund for Strategic Investments, which plans to invest more than 500 million euros by 2020.

European Plan on Artificial Intelligence

On April 10th 2018, 24 Member States and the European Union signed a Declaration of Cooperation for the implementation of a Strategic Plan in the field of Artificial Intelligence. This plan should be ready by the end of 2018.

Its objective is to maximize the impact of investment at national and EU level, to foster cooperation in the EU, to exchange best practices and to define the way forward together, in order to ensure the EU’s global competitiveness in this sector.

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial intelligence is a branch of computing that aims to create intelligent machines that work and react like humans.The research associated with artificial intelligence is highly technical and specialized. The core problems of artificial intelligence include computer programming for certain features such as:

– Knowledge
– Reasoning
– Problem resolution
– Perception
– Learning
– Planning
– Ability to manipulate and move objects

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Event on High Performance Computing will take place in Bulgaria

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On April 19th, 2019, an event on High Performance Computing (HPC) will take place in Sofia (Bulgaria) in order to raise awareness of the role of High Performance Computing (HPC) as a transforming element of the European Union.

In addition, the European HPC strategy will be presented and the impact of the European Commission’s proposal on European scientific, economic and social advances, including the digital skills that the HPC has produced, will be analyzed.

The event, which has been jointly organized by the Bulgarian Presidency and the European Commission, will be attended by some 250 professionals from both the private sector and the public sector. Registration can be made until April 9th (see here).

To see the agenda of the event, click here.

Degree of EIDAS implementation within the European Union

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Regulation (EU) No. 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of July 23, 2014, on electronic identification and trust services in electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS), which entered into force on the 1st of July 2016, has experienced an uneven implementation in the different countries of the European Union.

We analyze below the degree of implementation of the eIDAS Regulation in the main countries of the EU:


  • France:

There is not a national law yet but there are different procedures and requirements based on ETSI regulations.

Supervisory Body: ANSSI (Agence nationale de la sécurité des systèmes d’information).

Link: www.ssi.gouv.fr


  • Germany:

There is not a national law yet either, but there are different procedures and requirements based on ETSI regulations.

Supervisory Body: BSI (Federal Office for Information Security).

Link: www.bsi.bund.de


  • Belgium:

The current national law is applied, without connection with the ETSI or CEN regulations.

The Conformity Assessment Bodies are accredited according to ISO / IEC 17065 + ETSI EN 319 403.

Supervisory Body: Service Publique fédéral Economie, PME, Moyennes Classes and Energie.

Link: economie.fgov.be/fr


  • Spain:

Current National Law 39/2015 applies. There are no specific procedures for Trust Service Providers.

Supervisory Body: Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda (MINETUR).

Link: https://sede.minetur.gob.es/


  • Italy:

There is no national law yet, but this country has a national accreditation system, based on EN 319 403, administered by ACCREDIA (2 CAB accredited – VERITAS and CSQA).

Supervisory Body: Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale.

Link: www.agid.gov.it/


  • Netherlands

There is no national law yet, but they have national procedures for notifications of non-compliance and accreditation of the CAB.

Supervisory Body: Authority for Consumers and Markets and Agentschap Telecom.

Links: https://www.acm.nl/en and https://www.agentschaptelecom.nl/


  • United Kingdom:

The national law for the eIDAS application defines the applicable procedures for each type of trust service in the UK.

Supervisory body: The Information Commissioner.

Link: https://ico.org.uk/


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