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DW Weekly #164 – 14 June 2024
IOC implements AI for athlete safety at Paris Olympics
Clearview AI reaches unusual settlement in privacy lawsuit
Microsoft’s €6.69 billion investment in Aragon: strengthening Spain’s cloud computing hub
Trial scheduled for April in Musk’s X lawsuit against Media Matters
LinkedIn unveils AI-driven features to enhance job hunting and recruitment
Microsoft delays AI ‘Recall’ feature amid privacy concerns
Spotify unveils in-house creative agency, trials AI voiceover ads
French AI industry fears impact of proposed immigration cuts

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Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 90 – June 2024

Issue 90, June 2024: In our June issue, we discuss the need for a digital social contract, look at discussions WSIS+20 and AI for Good, analyse the newest AI governance developments in Europe, explain the significance of the OEWG POC directory, and attempt to reduce terminological confusion over terms 'digital', 'internet' and 'AI' governance.

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DW Weekly #164 – 14 June 2024

#164 Weekly | Apple announced a partnership with OpenAI to integrate ChatGPT into Siri. Musk's lawyers moved to dismiss the lawsuit against OpenAI and CEO Sam Altman, ending a months-long legal battle. The G7 summit kicked off on Thursday in Italy, with AI as one of the main topics of discussion. Kurt Erik Lindqvist has been appointed as ICANN's new president and CEO.

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Digital Technologies

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.

Processes

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.