Posts for Technology

Looking Beyond ZTE: How Chinese SOEs Will Learn from Adversity

Thursday, 26th July 2018

Many observers have looked with interest at the furore surrounding Chinese telecoms and mobile phone giant ZTE in the U.S. This major state-owned enterprise (SOE) has been hit by the U.S. Department of Commerce imposing a sanction that prevents any U.S. company from trading with them, resulting from an investigation that concluded ZTE had traded with North Korea and Iran. Read more...

India and #AIforAll: Summary of the discussion paper on National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence by Niti Aayog

Monday, 18th June 2018

Niti Aayog, the Indian government’s think tank body, published a discussion paper related to Artificial Intelligence on June 4, 2018. The paper sets the tone for further discussion and framework around call for '#AIforAll' in the country. Major strides on AI evolution have been made by countries including the USA, Japan, France, China and even UAE, spurring India's government towards the ‘need for India to strategize its approach’ on AI. Below, our Interel India team provides a summary of the paper and analyzes the highlights of the most recent AI developments in the region. Read more...

The New Grand Coalition in Germany: More Emphasis on Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Thursday, 17th May 2018

The Grand Coalition in Germany is keen to efficiently foster national digital transformation over the next four years.  Major challenges, including social injustice, housing shortage, and drastic gentrification, stir tension in areas of housing, infrastructure, and construction.  With regards to this topic, Building Information Modeling (BIM) has attracted the attention of German political leaders.  With additional, increasing necessity of digitalization, the new government turns to BIM to improve performance and to leverage competition in the market.  Read more...

Engagement with the Eye on the Next Policy Cycle

Wednesday, 16th May 2018

A brief calm permeated the Eurobubble around the Easter break, which saw policy wonks spread to various exotic or less exotic locations for a brief (or not so brief) holiday. With the return of business as usual, we had the last flurry of activity, as the European Commission scrambled to publish its last outstanding legislative proposals so that the co-legislators can – hopefully - go through them before next year’s European Parliament elections. The 25th of April officially marked the publication of the last proposals making up the Digital Single Market, signaling the end of this Commission’s work on this priority. Read more...

Tear Down the Silos

Monday, 14th May 2018

It is largely understood that with the arrival of new technologies on European soil, such as AI, blockchain, e-mobility and e-health the European Commission will need to tap fresh knowledge and expertise from industry, academics and scientific bodies in order to be properly prepared when drafting policy.

However, it takes more than that in order to tackle the technology tsunami.

5 Things You Need to Know About the EU’s Strategy on Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Today has seen the publication of the European Commission’s much-anticipated Communication on Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is an attempt by the EU to take the lead on global rule-setting in relation to emerging technologies. Facing fierce competition from international competitors, the EU is seeking to play catch-up, while attempting to gain an edge by imposing its own values on the future development of artificial intelligence. Today fires the starting gun on a policy debate which is likely to be front and centre of the next Commission’s agenda. Read more...

Cyber Privacy & Brexit

Friday, 25th November 2016

Whilst the majority of media attention on the internet today focuses on cyber attacks on, and privacy leaks from, organisations like Tesco Bank through to Ashley Madison, less attention is paid to the more mundane transfer of millions of pieces of personal data that happens daily. These exchanges are regulated by the EU, however the dilemma of security and privacy abounds. Read more...