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08 December 2016 - Edition n.41
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POLICY - FOCUS ON - VIDEO - REPORTS - FACTS & FIGURES - TWITTERATI - VIEWS - TECH - EVENTS
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POLICY
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Ministers agree on ‘sustainably’ ending roaming charges
EurActiv – 02 December 2016
Council strikes partial agreement on Wi-Fi 4EU
Politico – 02 December 2016
Commission proposes new tax rules to support e-commerce and online businesses in the EU
European Commission – 01 December 2016
EU urges US tech giants to act faster against hate speech
EurActiv – 05 December 2016
Ansip: Relationship with Oettinger ‘in good shape’
Politico - 01 December 2016
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How to make computers creative? 5 EU supported projects 

Computational creativity studies the potential of computers to act as creators and think creatively in arts and science projects. Five computational creativity projects, funded under the European Commission’s Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme, ran between 2013 and 2016 with great outcomes.

The FET initiative “Creative ICT” consisted of five projects: CoInvent, ConCreTe, Lrn2Cre8, WHIM, and the Coordination Action project PROSECCO. These unique projects brought together top researchers designing computational systems that are creative on their own by combining elements from artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, philosophy, and the arts.

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VIDEO
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WIFI4EU: Free Wi-Fi for Europeans
The EU wants to promote free Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens and visitors in public spaces such as parks, squares, libraries or public buildings. The WIFI4EU scheme will help European communities to offer free Wi-Fi access points to any citizen.
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REPORTS
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GDPR and planning ahead – predictions for 2017
ITProPortal - December 2016
Modernising VAT for e-commerce: Questions and Answers
European Commission – December 2016
The state of European tech 2016
Atomico – November 2016
Cyber security and resilience for Smart Hospitals 
ENISA – November 2016
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FACTS & FIGURES
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VAT for online businesses

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By European Commission
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@DeepLearn007
How #AI will help us understand #socialmedia ? #digital #tech #data #ML #ArtificialIntelligence via @VentureBeat http://venturebeat.com/201 Link to tweet

 

@DSMeu 
#Robots, apps, #wearables- top EU projects are showing their solutions for active & healthy #ageing at #AgeingSummit http://bit.ly/2gZeePs Link to tweet

 

@ETNOAssociation
60% of #Italians with access to fibre-optic serv. by year-end / 80% by end 2017, says @TIM_Official CEO,Mr. Cattaneo http://bit.ly/2gpX8MV Link to tweet

 

@TelefonicaIoT 
How #blockchain can change the future of #IoT http://bit.ly/2gaYRUu Link to tweet

 

@DSMeu
"There was an assumption that older people don't like technology. It's not the case" @SaraMcKeeFRSA #silvereco #AgeingSummit Link to tweet
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VIEWS
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With nearly four billion people still unable to get online, UN forum to tackle 'digital divide'
UN News Centre – 06 December 2016
Connectivity, radio spectrum and the Digital Single Market: preparing for the future
European Commission, Andrus Ansip’s blog – 02 December 2016
Creating a single market in Europe means data must also travel freely 
Politico – 01 December 2016
Next generation internet
European Commission, Futurium blogs – 02 December 2016
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TECH
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Microsoft partners Qualcomm to bring mobile data to PCs
Telecom Paper - 08 December 2016
Bringing connectivity to all corners of the UK
ITProPortal – 06 December 2016
Instagram introduces new tools meant to curb abuse and expand privacy
NY Times – 06 December 2016
Apple confirms it is working on self-driving cars
The Guardian – 04 December 2016
INQ's guide to Christmas 2016: Gifts for gamers, geeks and gadget fans 
The Inquirer – 02 December 2016
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EVENTS
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European Policy Center, 09 December 2016, Brussels
Educating young people for a digital Europe
ETNO, 15 December 2016, Brussels
ETNO-IDATE Annual Economic Report 
ESADE, 15 – 16 December 2016, Barcelona
3rd annual World Open Innovation conference
Carnegie Europe, 15 December 2016, Brussels
Looking ahead: key transatlantic challenges in cyberspace
European Commission, 19 December 2016, Brussels
Open stakeholder meeting on mHealth assessment guidelines
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