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8 reasons why you should move your startup to Cork

In a post-COVID recession, new global startup ecosystems are going to be vital to boosting the economy. Founders and entrepreneurs who are looking to relocate their startups should consider a number of factors, including a city with ready access to angel and venture capital funding, as well as a collaborative climate that will support startups. The...

EU top court bans US-EU data sharing deal over surveillance fears

The EU‘s Court of Justice has struck down its Privacy Shield pact with the United States due to concerns about US surveillance. In a statement on Thursday, EU judges said the data-sharing agreement doesn’t sufficiently protect the privacy of the bloc’s citizens. “The limitations on the protection of personal data arising from the domestic law of the...

Apple wins tax battle against EU, avoids $15B fine

Apple has won its appeal against an EU order to pay Ireland $15 billion in back taxes, after Europe’s second-highest court rejected the bloc’s claims that the tax breaks were an illegal subsidy. The case stems from a 2016 European Commission ruling that Ireland had breached the EU‘s state-aid rules by giving Apple illegal tax benefits for more than...

5 reasons why Germany is the best country for startups

Germany has been a startup ecosystem on the rise for quite some time now. It’s produced a number of global success stories including SoundCloud, Zalando, Flixbus, and HelloFresh.  In 2019, the country was ranked number one in Europe for startups by NimbleFins. EY reported that Germany’s top 100 startups received a total of $11.1 billion in funding in...

EU privacy watchdog thinks that Clearview AI is illegal

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France orders social media platforms to remove extremist content in 1 hour or pay a fine

France just passed a new law forcing major social media platforms requiring social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to remove sensitive content related to pedophilia and terrorism within just one hour of notification. This new order also states that these platforms need to remove hateful content promoting racism, sexual discrimination, sexual...

Scientists are using AI to predict which coronavirus patients need ventilators

Computer scientists from the University of Copenhagen are using AI to calculate which coronavirus patients need ventilators and intensive care. The system will help doctors identify the symptoms that seriously ill patients have in common. Hospitals could use the insights provided by the AI to work how many patients will need a ventilator at specific...

Spain plans to use robots to test 80,000 people a day for the coronavirus

Spain plans to deploy a fleet of robots that will automate the country’s coronavirus testing. Swift testing is essential to curtail the spread of the pandemic. But it also exposes testers to the infection, risking their lives and further straining a workforce already stretched beyond its limits. In Spain, around 12% of the 35,000 diagnosed with the...

Leak shows EU police aim to create an international facial recognition database

EU police forces plan to build a network of national police facial recognition databases covering every member state, according to internal documents obtained by The Intercept. The report from national police forces of 10 EU member states, led by Austria, called for new EU legislation that would enable this interconnected database to be created “as...

AI Now: Predictive policing systems are flawed because they replicate and amplify racism

The AI Now Institute’s Executive Director, Andrea Nill Sánchez, today testified before the European Parliament LIBE Committee Public Hearing on “Artificial Intelligence in Criminal Law and Its Use by the Police and Judicial Authorities in Criminal Matters.” Her message was simple: “Predictive policing systems will never be safe… until the criminal justice...

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