The European Commission has recently published what is known as the 2019 R&D (research and development) scoreboard for 2019. This study identifies the ...
Jan, 24
Clearview AI: How a start-up could end privacy

The U.S. start-up Clearview collects billions of online photos of unknown people and shares them with public authorities. The start-up “might end privacy as we know it,” said the New York Times. Meanwhile, European leaders consider a temporary ban on facial recognition in public spaces. Until Saturday, little had been known about Clearview, a US […]

Wednesday, 22, January 2020
Fraud 3.0: when AI can mimic the CEO’s voice

We had been waiting for this for months: the first case of CEO fraud using software to mimic the human voice has now occurred. The technology is even available over the Internet for a few hundred dollars. Our experts have been witnessing the increasing sophistication of this type of fraudulent activity for years now. Initially, […]

Monday, 20, January 2020
Italy determined to protect its gastronomy—and the Mediterranean diet

For the third year in a row, the famed Mediterranean diet was dubbed the healthiest in the US News and World Report’s 2020 ranking of best diets. As Dr. David Katz, the founder of the Yale University Prevention Research Center noted, “The hallmarks of a ‘best’ diet include balance, maintainability, palatability, family-friendliness, sustainability, along with healthfulness. The […]

Thursday, 16, January 2020
EU citizens and Britons in Europe face indefinite future as bargaining chips

“The habit-forming pain, Mismanagement and grief, We must suffer them all again” W.H.Auden, from the poem 1st September 1939 The plight of EU citizens in the UK and Britons in Europe is well documented, but what is not often recognised is that this is set to continue long after the bells of Big Ben fail […]

Monday, 13, January 2020
Blessed are the peacemakers: EU must mediate US-Iran conflict

Europe is between a rock and a hard place trying to balance its alliance with the US and its interests in Iran after last week’s strike that killed Qasem Soleimani. Instead of calling for restraint, the EU must become a mediator to avoid conflict and protect its interests. An assassination or an anti-terror operation? A […]

Wednesday, 08, January 2020
Belgium can win the 2020 Euros and the 2022 World Cup

The atmosphere in the Roi Baudoin stadium when Belgium beat Cypress on the last day of qualifying was jovial. An early well worked goal by Cyprus was immediately wiped away by a 4 goal flurry before the half and the evening ended with a thorough 6-1 victory over the Cypriots. Belgium has played Cyprus in […]

Wednesday, 08, January 2020