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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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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