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Covering Artificial Intelligence in Europe

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The European Parliament committee on industry, research and energy adopted the report on the Data Governance Act (DGA), which forms part of the European Commission’s Data Strategy.

French supercomputer developer Atos signed a partnership agreement with Graphcore (UK AI chips) to deliver advanced AI HPC solutions by integrating Graphcore’s IPU compute systems into Atos’ recently launched ThinkAI.

This week, Commissioner Breton stated at a ‘
Geopolitics of Technology’ event, in “this new geopolitical order, Europe acts like a strategist rather than just a market” with regards to technology such as AI.

The European Central Bank (ECB) is starting its investigation phase for a ‘digital Euro’ (officially starting in October) to explore how it could be designed, distributed, and what changes to the current EU legislative framework might be needed. 

European AGI start-up
Aleph Alpha raises EUR 23m in their Series A funding. A EuropeanAI newsletter edition from January covers the start-up in more depth.

The Dutch Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations commissioned and published a set of guidelines to prevent the use of discriminatory algorithms in the public and private sector. 

The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI)  published a
beta version of their adoption guide for ​ privacy enhancing technologies (PETs). It serves as an interactive tool to help policy makers and the public understand the use of PETs in data driven projects. They’re currently gathering feedback on the guide and collecting real-world use cases (send them feedback!). CDEI also published a report on data intermediaries, which explores the activity of existing intermediaries across different sectors, and considers the role they could play in the future. This report supports the ambitions set out in the UK’s National Data Strategy.

The European Commission is investing
EUR 118m through the European Innovation Fund into projects to bring low-carbon technologies to the market in energy intensive industries. In light of recent floods across the EU, a project on Climate Intelligence, where AI is used to predict extreme weather events, is funded by the European Commission with EUR 6m.

The Centre for Data Innovation (a think tank backed by large US tech companies..) reports that the AI Act would
cost the EU EUR 31bn. The European Commission’s own impact assessment on the AI Act and the corresponding study can be found here.

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