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The initiative includes measures such as emergency drills, data security training, and regulatory tightening in response to rising concerns over data breaches and unauthorised access to sensitive information.
This investment comes amidst a broader trend of tech companies supporting ventures in artificial intelligence and robotics.
The US Supreme Court will review laws from Texas and Florida that limit social media platform bans based on political views. Enacted in 2021 amid Republican dissatisfaction with content moderation, they aim to regulate platform liability. Concerns arise over First Amendment rights and lack of clarity on speech restrictions.
The Central government has informed the Supreme Court that it will publish the orders of the review committee assessing internet shutdowns in Jammu and Kashmir as public information. However, the reasons for the shutdowns will not be disclosed.
In a bold move, the gang admitted to negligence in upkeeping its servers, leading to the breach by law enforcement. The gang outlined its future plans, emphasising a heightened focus on government sectors.
Satish HC, an executive at Infosys, India's second-largest software services exporter, explains that the high cost of AI technology compared to other technologies is causing clients to slow down their adoption plans.
The SAT exam in the United States will transition to a digital format next month. The changes aim to make the exam shorter and more accessible to administer, with increased student flexibility.
Perry's decision is grounded in a genuine fear that the potential of AI to generate lifelike scenes may lead to the displacement of numerous jobs in the film sector.
China's Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) warns citizens about investment scams in the local crypto economy, with the metaverse and binary options platforms being highlights for cybercrimes
Meta takes action against disinformation and AI misuse ahead of EU elections
Florida passes a bill to restrict social media access for under-16s
Possible elements of the Global Digital Compact outlined by co-facilitators
DatologyAI aims to revolutionize dataset curation for enhanced AI model training
UK seeks alignment with EU on AI policy framework and copyright issues
Intel and Microsoft’s multi-billion dollar custom chip deal
The perfect cryptostorm
We watched the new Netflix documentary ‘Bitconned’ on cryptocurrency industry fraud. Read what were the ingredients to create such a perfect storm for victims. Unfortunately, that storm took a high toll, in both trust to the industry and financial losses.Read more
The intellectual property saga: AI’s impact on trade secrets and trademarks | Part 2
The second section of the three-part series on AI's influence on intellectual property delves into the ramifications for trade secrets and trademarks within the legal frameworks of the EU and the US.Read more
The intellectual property saga: The age of AI-generated content | Part 1
Patent authorities globally are grappling with the challenge of redefining their approach to handling inventions generated not by human ingenuity but by AI. It has sparked considerable debate within the intellectual property community. This analysis initiates a three-part series that delves into the influence of AI on intellectual property rights.Read more
Issue 85, December 2023
In our December issue of the Digital Watch Monthly, we describe the four seasons of AI, summarise the EU lawmakers' negotiations on the AI Act, examine what Q* and Gemini mean for AGI, and delve into the delicate balance between combating online hate and preserving freedom of speech.Read more
DW Weekly #148 – 23 February 2024
DoJ appoints its first Chief AI Officer. Japan joined the global AI regulatory efforts. OpenAI introduced Sora for text-to-video. Neuralink's human implant showed promise. The EU strengthened online safety with the Digital Services Act (DSA) and investigated TikTok. Tech giants united against misleading AI content during elections. The EU Commission proposed a €500 million fine for Apple. International collaboration disrupted LockBit ransomware, and the European Commission announced new digital infrastructure initiatives.Explore
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The process towards a Global Digital Compact
How will the Global Digital Compact be developed and what will it focus on?
Explore the Observatory
From internet applications to quantum computing, we focus on advanced and emerging digital technologies which are increasingly reshaping our economies and societies.
Clusters of Policy topics
We unpack digital policy by exploring over 50 topics – from access and sustainable development to network security and the future of work – classified in 7 clusters.
Follow some of the most important digital policy processes, from the EU's work on the Digital Services Act/Digital Markets Act to the UN Cybercrime Ad Hoc Committee.