France’s AI Funding Can’t Match China’s, But It Doesn’t Need To

Posted on 27th November 2018

In France, a crucial EUR 1.5 billion investment over the next four years will create an AI ecosystem with the collaboration of the French government, industry, and academia to focus on four “strategic sectors”: healthcare, the environment, transport, and defence and security. In the third article of our series analysing global AI strategies, we look at France’s bid to champion the AI revolution.

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Webinar Recording: Brexit: What Now? on 22 November

Posted on 23rd November 2018

In this webinar, Access Partnership’s Haude Lannon and Mike Laughton dissect the possible scenarios for deal or no-deal Brexit. They also look at what business can do to prepare in both scenarios and what life will look like after Brexit for business operating in the UK.

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Is Europe Cyber Ready?

Posted on 23rd November 2018

On 16 November, POLITICO gathered policy-makers, experts, regulators and industry leaders at the Résidence Palace in Brussels to debate whether Europe is ‘cyber ready’. The short answer? No. But, they decided, we are getting there. The EU has made good progress in tackling digital threats, with the adoption of the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS) earlier this year and voting on the Cybersecurity Act expected this winter. Nevertheless, there’s still a lot of work to be done, as confirmed by the opening interview with European Commissioner for Security Union Julian King, who discussed the cyber-risks to democracy.

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Webinar Recording: Trump’s Trade Agenda: Great Success or Total Disaster?

Posted on 21st November 2018

In this webinar, we discussed the US’s high-stakes mission to “win” trade. We also untangled the back and forth between the US and China and set out what this all means for the tech sector.

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Taking Stock of IGF 2018: The Point of No Return on Internet Regulation?

Posted on 21st November 2018

The UN Internet Governance Forum, held annually since 2006, was in Paris from 12 to 14 November. Access Partnership were one of many to attend the multistakeholder group, this year themed around the “Internet of Trust” — other attendees included UN Secretary General António Guterres and French President Emmanuel Macron, signalling a renewed desire to overcome the key challenges surrounding Internet governance.

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Foreign Policy News: Early Signs of Change with China: One Internet or Two?

Posted on 19th November 2018

China seems privately undecided about whether to continue building an Internet with Chinese characteristics or whether to be part of the global version. Access Partnership’s Managing Director Greg Francis reflects on the implications of the recent Wuzhen Internet Conference in an op-ed for Foreign Policy News.

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Brexit Brief: Mayday

Posted on 16th November 2018

A withdrawal agreement governing the terms of Brexit is finally here, along with an outline political declaration on the future relationship. We return, perhaps for the final time, to the perennial Brexit question: Can it make it through parliament?

 

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