• Towards 5G
    The "fifth generation" of telecommunications systems, or 5G, will be the most critical building block of our digital society in the next decade. Europe has taken significant steps to lead global developments towards this strategic technology.
  • Artificial Intelligence
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    The European Commission puts forward a European approach to artificial intelligence and robotics. It deals with technological, ethical, legal and socio-economic aspects to boost EU's research and industrial capacity and to put AI at the service of European citizens and economy.
  • Advanced Computing
    Embedded ICT, cyber-physical systems and the advent of the Internet of things will allow the development of customised heterogeneous low-power computing systems delivering high-performance functionality in the next decade.
  • Policies for Ageing Well with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
    Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can help older people to stay healthy, independent and active at work or in their community. The European Commission funds several research projects in the field.
  • Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)
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    These days we can watch our favourite programmes from all over Europe not just on TV, but also via the internet or on our mobile devices. Like other goods and services, the audiovisual media are subject to the rules of the single European market.
  • Creating a Better Internet for Kids
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    Children and kids need a safe environment as they surf the web. The Strategy for a Better internet for Children provides actions to empower them as they explore the digital world.
  • Big data
    Data has become a key asset for the economy and our societies similar to the classic categories of human and financial resources. Whether it is geographical information, statistics, weather data, research data, transport data, energy consumption data or health data, the need to make sense of ‘big data’ is leading to innovations in technology, development of new tools and new skills.
  • Broadband Competence Offices Network
    The European Broadband Competence Offices (BCOs) Network connects national and regional authorities supporting broadband deployment across the EU. BCOs provide legal, technical and financial guidance to project promoters and policy makers to support stakeholders in their country or region in accelerating broadband roll-out.
  • Broadband Europe
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    Broadband Europe promotes the European Commission's vision and policy actions to turn Europe into a Gigabit Society by 2025.
  • Cloud computing
    Within the Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe, the key role of cloud computing is established through the European Cloud Initiative and through the initiative on Building a European Data Economy. The latter led to a legislative proposal of a free flow of non-personal data regulation, which induces self-regulatory codes of conduct to facilitate portability of data and to switch cloud service providers.

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