Chatbots, facial recognition and autonomous vehicles – artificial intelligence (AI) offers countless possibilities. While supporters of this technology foresee rapid growth for innovation in Europe, critics fear unpredictable negative effects on society. EU lawmakers are trying to find a middle ground.
Europe in brief: EU court gives decision on Sea Watch control, the Eurozone is growing and there’s a lot of catching up to do in digitization
The EU Court of Justice has decided: Vessels belonging to humanitarian organizations such as Sea Watch can be inspected, if the state can prove “serious indications” of a risk. More news of this week: According to the Digital Economy and Society Index, even the most advanced EU countries have gaps in digitization, and Slovenia plans to apply to EU fund for the mitigation of damage caused by fires.