ELF & NEOS Lab Studie:
What we have and what we want
 von Charles Hoffreumon 

Im weiten Feld der Digitalisierung heißt es immer wieder: „Europa muss seine riesige Tech-Lücke schließen“. Die aktuellen europäischen Regulierungen und politischen Debatten konzentrieren sich auf einen risikobasierten Defizitansatz. Studienautor Erich Prem zeigt, dass die Entwicklung von künstlicher Intelligenz einen experimentellen, interaktiven Ansatz benötigt. Prem skizziert wie die politischen Rahmenbedingungen hierfür aussehen und in welchen Bereichen Europa verstärkt auf KI-Lösungen setzen sollte.

#A Creative European Approach to Digital Intelligence
 von Erich Prem 

Wie Europa zu einer globalen, digitalen Schlüsselfigur werden kann und welchen Aktionsplan die EU dabei verfolgen müsste, um das digitale Selbstbewusstsein Europas zu heben, hat sich der Ökonom Charles Hoffreumon in der aktuellen Studie, die das NEOS Lab gemeinsam mit dem European Liberal Forum (ELF) herausgebracht hat, angesehen. Neben dem Ausbau leistungs- und tragfähiger digitaler Infrastrukturen zählen eine digital befähigte Bevölkerung ebenso wie hochqualifizierte digitale Fachkräfte zu den zentralen Herausforderungen, um die transformativen Potenziale der Digitalisierung heben und vorantreiben zu können.


"Europe needs to overcome its deficient perspective
and create its own digital sphere, not only for prosperity,
but also for a value-based approach to new and digital
technologies."

Unternehmen, die künstliche Intelligenz* einsetzen

Eine Studie von Erich Prem.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most discussed technologies today. Industry, policy-makers, and the general public alike are debating its role and importance for Europe’s economy as well as its potential threats and shortcomings.
A large part of the debate centres on a deficit narrative:
it depicts other regions in the world as more advanced, focuses on the potential disadvantages and dangers of AI technology, and debates its regulation. Here, we propose
a more positive focus, concentrating on the areas where European strengths lie and taking a creative approach to AI and digital technologies. As AI matures into a mainstream field of computer science, it will be necessary to foster European creativity in designing our European digital sphere. Opportunities to build on existing bastions of European strength range from embedded systems within healthcare,
to education and Europe’s rich culture – all of which are insufficiently exploited in current post-pandemic recovery initiatives. Europe needs to overcome its deficient perspective and create its own digital sphere, not only for prosperity,
but also for a value-based approach to new and digital technologies.


"...,we propose a more positive, creative approach to fostering AI innovation. It suggests focusing on areas of European strengths
such as embedded AI, applications in health, and the rich cultural resources in
Europe."

Promo-Video zur Studie

Blog: 6 Schritte für ein digitales Europa

ELF Launch Event: 
No time to think of what you don't have -
Digitalisation & AI in Europe
15. November 2021

Digitalisation, AI, and its impact on society had been peripheral topics until COVID- 19 spread throughout Europe. Despite or just of COVID-19, however, the digital transformation is happening, and it will shape the future of European society and politics. Nevertheless, the COVID-19 crisis also revealed major weaknesses of European digital infrastructure and digital awareness. Europe lacks in digital infrastructure in rural areas and the scientific and education sector, e.g. public schools or adequate research programs. Moreover, BREXIT led to a 55% loss of private equity funds within the European AI sector. Since then, the EU has not yet defined a strategic focus on AI companies within the European single market nor did EU member states overcome the sentiments of deficits within the AI and digital sector in comparison to other industrial regions. Besides, the ongoing debate on whether internet access must be a human right and financed and through social security schemes intensified during the COVID-19 crisis.

At this launch event we want to present the results of this project to the public. #ELFevent