Our World IX

Our World

Faith & Freedom of Belief

Our World X

Our World

Struck by the Pandemic

Digital
Edition

Jerry Zagoritis

Editor and Publishing Partner of Our World, and the CEO of Campaign Lab

Editor’s Letter

A few months back, while preparing a workshop on gender stereotypes and biases, I came across research by the World Economic Forum suggesting a significant gender gap among AI professionals, with only 22% of AI professionals globally being female, compared to 78% being male. Perhaps I was expecting it, but I still found it not just disturbing; more than that. I thought it’s dangerous and I’ll explain why right away.

An algorithm that has been coded by humans, may reflect biases of the developers. If the data collected and used for the development of AI is gender biased, the results will also be biased, leading as a consequence to biased decisions in a number of fields, including for example hiring decisions.

Foreword

Jerry Zagoritis

Editor and Publishing Partner of Our World, and the CEO of Campaign Lab

Editor’s Letter

A few months back, while preparing a workshop on gender stereotypes and biases, I came across research by the World Economic Forum suggesting a significant gender gap among AI professionals, with only 22% of AI professionals globally being female, compared to 78% being male. Perhaps I was expecting it, but I still found it not just disturbing; more than that. I thought it’s dangerous and I’ll explain why right away.

Foreword

Foreword: The great powers and great responsibilities of AI

The dream to create an artificial being that could think and act just like a human was conceived in the myths of ancient Greece...

Kyriakos Pierrakakis

Greek Minister of Digital Governance

Foreword: AI in transport: so much more than driverless cars

Will Artificial Intelligence mean driverless cars criss-crossing our towns and cities, with passengers relaxing in the back seat? It could mean this, one day...

Adina Vălean

European Commissioner for Transport

Digital
Edition

Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence

AI beyond tomorrow: transforming the state to cope with the challenges of tomorrow

With the arrival of Ursula von der Leyen and the “geopolitical Commission” focused on the twin strategic priorities of digital and green, the Brussels...

Ioan-Dragoş Tudorache

Member of the European Parliament from Romania (Renew Europe), Chair of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age

Politicizing the 5G debate is not good for Europe

It is often said “may you live in interesting times”. These last few months and particularly these last few weeks and days have certainly...

Abraham Liu

Huawei Chief Representative to the EU Institutions

We need to invest in our own digital sovereignty

“The digital transformation continues to have a strong impact on our daily life and has led to radical changes in almost every part of...

Axel Voss

Member of the European Parliament from Germany (EPP), Member of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age

Digital Rights in the Age of Super Intelligence

In our transforming world, digital technology has the critical mass to push our frontiers and release unlimited potential. As the wave of digital transformation...

Eva Kaili

Member of the European Parliament from Greece (S&D), Chair of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA), Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Substitute Member of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age

Artificial Intelligence: a geopolitical and economic game changer

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been developing and broadening rapidly. It has increasingly become over the last years one of the pillars of digital transformation....

Adam Bielan

Member of the European Parliament from Poland (ECR), Member of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age

Is “Open Strategic Autonomy” … “artificial” or “intelligent”?

At the 2020 State of the Union address, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has unveiled her ambitious goal to make this decade...

Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou

Member of the European Parliament from Greece (EPP), Vice-Chair of the Committee on International Trade, Member of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age

An Artificial Intelligence For Human Well-Being

The massive rollout of artificial intelligence (AI) entails a technological leap that will cause (that is already causing) very substantial changes in the labor...

Iban Garcia del Blanco

Member of the European Parliament form Spain (S&D), Vice-Chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs, Member of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age

AI in the EU: Balancing Benefit & Control

When the President of the European Commission made her first speech to the European Parliament in December 2019, she officially recognized “Artificial Intelligence” as...

Angeliki Dedopoulou

Senior Manager for EU Public Affairs with Huawei Technologies

Strong rules for digital opinion-forming marketplaces

There is no privacy on the internet and nothing is as free as it looks. And yet we confide everything to it, even giving...

Alexandra Geese

Member of the European Parliament from Germany (Greens-European Free Alliance), Member of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age

Teach AI in schools. Win the tech race in 2030.

Ten years ago everyone was talking about the future referring to 2020 as a really special year. Every nation, every business, every sports team...

Konstantinos Kyranakis

Member of the Hellenic Parliament, former President of the Youth of the European People’s Party

AI and Machine Learning in Digital Campaigning – will bots bring us closer than ever or will they ruin our system?

Artificial intelligence (AI) impacts numerous aspects of life, from smart devices helping out in homes, self-driving cars, to the way we consume information. With...

Hannes Kirchbaumer

Founder and CEO of KIRCHBAUMER.COM, a digital marketing and political campaigning consulting agency based in Vienna

Artificial intelligence’s great impact on low and middle-skilled jobs

The academic literature suggests that, in the past decades, technological progress has led to job polarisation in European Union countries. While computer technologies and...

Sybrand Brekelmans & Georgios Petropoulos

Sybrand Brekelmans: Research assistant at Bruegel. Georgios Petropoulos: Marie Curie Skłodowska Research Fellow at MIT and Bruegel and post-doctoral fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

Global cooperation is the only way forward

The crackdowns felt across the industry Through my long career in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry, I have been lucky enough to be...

Luis Neves

CΕΟ of the Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

The dynamics of data accumulation

Each new sunrise increases the certainty that the sun will rise tomorrow. The more we know about the past, the better we can predict...

Julia Anderson

Research Analyst, Bruegel