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Artificial Intelligence Latest News Policy January 26, 2023 Summary: Exploring the impact of the AI Act on Startups in Europe survey

A recent survey of over 100 high-tech AI startups which drive AI innovation by developing diverse AI systems, with both specific and generic purposes, and 15 Venture Capital firms (VCs) in the EU, has shed some light on potential startup challenges stemming from the EU’s AI Act proposal. This survey conducted by a coalition of …

Artificial Intelligence Latest News January 17, 2023 How would regulating general purpose AI impact startups?

We are following the discussions on the European Commission’s proposal on AI Act and its impact on the startup ecosystem. Startup communities in the EU are particularly concerned about the regulation of general purpose AI, which is a key element of innovation. Here’s why:  What is general purpose AI? A general purpose AI system is …

Artificial Intelligence Latest News Policy December 2, 2022 AI Act & startups: General Purpose AI in a nutshell

The discussions on the European Commission‘s proposal on Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA) are advancing in the European Parliament and the Council of the EU.  We are closely following, among others, the different approaches for the regulation of general purpose AI systems, which will directly impact startups. The latter were not initially in the scope of …

Artificial Intelligence Digital Single Market Policy September 22, 2022 How may the AI Liability Directive impact startups.

For many AI startups, the global challenges we are currently facing (COVID-19, climate change, and the energy crisis) are opportunities to use technology to improve people’s lives. This is why AFS  has actively participated in the policy debate on AI since the first White Paper on the topic was published in February 2020. Advocating for …

Artificial Intelligence Latest News Policy June 28, 2022 Open Source: Invisible backbone of AI startups

AI rules should be proportionate and risk-based, especially for startups that are building and deploying AI that benefits EU consumers and businesses. Including general purpose AI in the AI Act risks throwing overboard the risk-based approach and casting blanket suspicion on AI startups, which are critical to a competitive AI landscape.  One of the hardest …

Artificial Intelligence DTX Healthtech Charter March 24, 2022 Startups in Artificial Intelligence and Health #TheHealthTechCharter

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a key technology in the digitalisation of health – from transforming the delivery of care to expanding precision medicine. Startups have been at the forefront of the development and deployment of AI in health, pioneering life-changing innovations in the global market. While there have been discussions about improving conditions for …

Artificial Intelligence Policy March 16, 2022 What do startups need from the Artificial Intelligence Act?

For many AI startups, the global challenges we are currently facing (COVID-19, climate change) are opportunities to use technology to improve people’s lives. At the same time, they are building technologies that are currently being regulated by EU policy makers. In this blog post we share key priorities for policy makers to consider in order …

Artificial Intelligence Rocket Club November 10, 2020 3,2,1…Re-launching the Rocket Club! 🚀

In 2019, in the wake of European elections, we set ourselves the goal of forming an Intergroup on startups and scale-ups in the European Parliament. Our Europe💙Startups campaign gathered more than 50 MEPs. Our initial idea didn’t quite materialise but we realised that we had assembled a network of tech-savvy and startupper MEPs. Always true …

Artificial Intelligence October 29, 2020 Regulating Artificial Intelligence – An opportunity for innovation in the European Union?

Artificial Intelligence legislation in Europe has enormous opportunities if we maintain and build a clear pathway for starting and scaling startups in Europe. The ambition at EU level should be to incentivise startup entrepreneurs to innovate and grow their business in any sector. Regulating AI has been high on the agenda of the new European …

Artificial Intelligence DTX Startups October 15, 2020 3 proposals to empower AI startups in healthcare

The use of AI technologies in healthcare is accelerating exponentially. The global market size is expected to grow from $4.9 billion in 2020 to $45.2 billion in 2026. AI startups are developing solutions for diagnostics, clinical decision support, precision medicine, drug discovery and patient monitoring. Recently, we have witnessed startups pivoting to use their AI-based …