Over the past 18 months, the role played by digitalisation has grown in relevance. With this top of mind, the European Commission and the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union are co-organising a two-day event focused on Europe's digital transformation towards 2030.
The event takes place on 1 and 2 June 2021 with the aim of defining the path Europe should follow to realise the full benefits of digital transformation:
- The first day focuses on the communication of the 2030 Digital Compass: the European way for the Digital Decade.
- The second day is dedicated to launching the Digital Europe Programme, which aims to accelerate the economic recovery and shape Europe's digital transformation. The Digital Europe Programme provides funding in 5 areas (supercomputing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, advanced digital skills and use of digital technologies across the economy and society). All the participants have the opportunity to learn more about these five areas. A session on the potential of Artificial Intelligence takes place at 12:30.
The session on AI is focused on developing world-class, large-scale reference Testing and Experimentation Facilities (TEF). TEFs provide an essential validation step to boast the deployment of AI and robotics in four sectors (agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing, smart communities) and on edge AI.
TEFs should provide a common, highly specialised resource to be shared at European level, and foster the deployment of trustworthy AI.
AI-SPRINT has already embarked on the edge AI journey and is developing three thematic use cases focused on Personalised healthcare, Maintenance & Inspection, and Farming 4.0 which aim to demonstrate the potential of its architecture based on the principles of privacy and trustworthiness.