The challenges of Precision Agriculture in Europe

The challenges of Precision Agriculture in Europe

The STOA foresight study on 'Precision Agriculture and the future of farming in Europe’ provided input for the European Parliament's activities of in the area of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).

Is microbial protein the answer to the quest for meatless meat

Is microbial protein the answer to the quest for ‘meatless meat’?

Can you imagine producing agri-products without having to use land? Finnish scientists and researchers have produced protein, manufactured by microbes, using electricity, water, nutrients and air.

Climate change

ESMH Press Review – December 11, 2019

Climate change, energy policy & gene editing: check out the ESMH selection of 25 science & tech news published in the last 2 weeks on the web. Pick your favourite from the most popular topics in the mainstream media!

Does artificial intelligence threaten human rights

Does artificial intelligence threaten human rights ?

Asking "Is artificial intelligence a human rights issue?", the workshop co-organised by STOA with the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on 20 March 2019, gathered academic experts, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), practitioners and representatives of international organisations to share their perspectives on exactly how artificial intelligence (AI) affects the protection ...

Deepfakes shallowfakes and speech synthesis tackling audiovisual manipulation

Deepfake, shallowfake and speech synthesis: tackling audiovisual manipulation

Despite alarmist news stories about deepfake heralding the end of democracy or truth itself, the technology – for better or worse – is far from perfect, which suggests that there is still a window of opportunity to prepare society, institutions and regulatory frameworks for the moment it is. The state of play Deepfakes (i.e. synthetic ...

ESMH Press Review – November 27, 2019

ESMH Press Review – November 27, 2019

Targeted advertisement, genome analysis & data leaks: check out the ESMH selection of 22 science & tech news published in the last 2 weeks on the web. Pick your favourite from the most popular topics in the mainstream media!

New technologies in medicine time to prepare

New technologies in medicine: time to prepare

The technological revolution involving artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning and robotics is posed to deeply change healthcare and biomedical research, and things are changing fast. In this rapidly evolving scenario, researchers and health professionals need to acquire new skills and knowledge.

Europe to take up brain disorders challenge

Europe to take up brain disorders challenge

Brain illness is far more common than is generally perceived and has serious effects on the lives of many people, in terms of limitations on activity and restrictions on participation. The cost of these diseases in Europe is similar to the combined costs of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. These disorders are a prominent burden ...