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Harnessing the economic benefits of Artificial Intelligence

The industry is unanimous: AI will change the world and be ubiquitous in tomorrow’s economy. AI major gains are likely to focus on productivity, efficiency, automation  and costs, enabling consumers and businesses to capitalise on the digital economy. However, companies that fail to recognise the advent of AI and respond to them by disrupting themselves, innovating and re-engineering their business models will, at best, lose their competitive advantage, and at worst, disappear.

USA-China-EU plans for AI: where do we stand?

AI is internationally recognised as a main driver of future growth, competitiveness and job creation. It helps to increase productivity and efficiency and it lowers costs; it is also a major driver for innovation and promises to unlock new creative jobs and growth opportunities. AI is likely to be the competitive advantage of the 21st century: it is now the responsibility of policy makers and business leaders to seize the moment.

Italy: “Industria 4.0”

In February 2017, the Italian Ministry of Economic Development has launched the Industria 4.0 National Plan (I4.0). The new strategy puts in place horizontal measures accessible for all enterprises with an objective to boost the investment in new technologies, research and development, and revitalise the competitiveness of Italian companies.

Inflight entertainment and communication: Technologies and market

Up until recently, the aeronautical communications market was still limited to operational communications between aircraft cockpits and control towers. It is now expanding by integrating data communications for passengers and increasing coverage to a global level.

New York City: The World's Fastest Growing Startup Technology Center

While New York was lagging behind the Silicon Valley in California and Boston regarding innovation and entrepreneurship before 2010, its recent performances are remarkable. Today, NYC appears as a leading hub for the development of new technology companies thanks to the strong involvement of all the public and private stakeholders.

Lund: the city of ideas

Lund is often called the City of Ideas. It is renowned as the birthplace of many commonplace objects such as the mobile phone, the tetra-pak milk carton and the fingerprint reader to name but a few. Yet, in order to become truly an open innovative city, a collaborative culture of innovation remains to be cultivated.

The need to transform local populations into digital talent

The growth of digital talent is becoming increasingly important for the economic development of regions and cities. By encouraging the development of digital talent, cities can decrease unemployment and prepare their local communities to the future economy.

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