Strong collaboration between the IoT and the Big Data/AI communities is needed to strengthen competitiveness of Industry in Europe, and to bring value from new technologies to business and society. To advance in this collaboration the IoT Week Conference 2019 counted with the presence of the BDVA President Mr.Thomas Hahn, the BDVA Vice-President Ms. Laure Le Bars, and represtantion from BDVA members several Big Data Value PPP projects.
The European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking - EuroHPC has selected 8 sites for supercomputing centres located in 8 different Member States to host the new high-performance computing machines. The hosting sites will be located in Sofia (Bulgaria), Ostrava (Czechia), Kajaani (Finland), Bologna (Italy), Bissen (Luxembourg), Minho (Portugal), Maribor (Slovenia), and Barcelona (Spain).
The Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and the European Robotics Association (euRobotics) are publishing an initial version of a joint Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for an AI partnership in Europe on the 6th June in Brussels.
The 2nd International Workshop on Software Architectures Challenges in Big Data (SACBD) is organized by the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) as part of the European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA, https://ecsa2019.univ-lille.fr/home). Call for papers open until 10th June 2019. All information at: http://www.bdva.eu/node/1262
euRobotics, the European Robotics Association, and BDVA, the Big Data Value Association have released a common vision paper on the AI partnership they are jointly developing. This AI Public Private Partnership (AI PPP) is directed at boosting the industrial uptake of AI and ensuring Europe’s world-wide leadership in developing and deploying value-driven trustworthy AI based on European fundamental values. Both associations see the strong need for an ambitious and industry-driven strategy for AI adoption in Business and Society that aligns user value and industrial needs with research excellence in AI.
The European Commission, EFFRA, BDVA and euRobotics jointly organise a workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing, The workshop will take place on July 2nd in Brussels. Registration is now open.
On April 12th 2019 BDVA releases a Position Paper called "Towards a European Data Sharing Space: Enabling data exchange and unlocking AI potential". The successful development and adoption of a pan-European data sharing space will mark a milestone in the evolution of the new data economy. The envisaged macro-level space can incorporate existing vertical, cross-sectoral, personal and industrial data spaces, offering services and experimentation opportunities to all stakeholders. It also needs to adhere to and promote European values, e.g., democracy, privacy safeguards and equal opportunities. These values can become the trademark of European data economy technologies, products and practices. Find the paper here.