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EU project : ARTICONF

EU Project : ARTICONF

ARTICONF addresses issues of trust, time-criticality and democratisation for a new generation of federated infrastructure, to fulfil the privacy, robustness, and autonomy related promises that proprietary social media platforms have failed to deliver so far. Transparent, decentralised infrastructure : Simplify creation, integration and federation of agile decentralised social media platforms by creating a novel permissioned ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Henry Ajder about Deepfakes

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Henry Ajder about Deepfakes

The key point I would make about regulating deepfakes is that, in some cases, new laws may be needed, but much of the harm deepfakes cause is covered by existing laws, or could be covered by amending existing laws.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Denis Teyssou about Deepfakes

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Denis Teyssou about Deepfakes

Synthetic audio means that it will be possible to make any person say anything, making it even easier to make politicians or celebrities victims of deepfake as there is a lot of publicly accessible audio of their voices.

Deepfakes shallowfakes and speech synthesis tackling audiovisual manipulation

Deepfakes, shallowfakes and speech synthesis: tackling audiovisual manipulation

Despite alarmist news stories about deepfakes 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.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Sam Gregory about Deepfakes

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Sam Gregory about Deepfakes

Rhetoric about the ‘end of truth’ plays into the hands of people who already are saying you can’t believe anything – and that is neither true of most audiovisual material, nor true yet for deepfakes. We should not panic but prepare instead.

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.

EU project : SCOOP4C

EU Project : SCOOP4C

The project was launched by the European Commission in November 2016 and it is funded under the H2020 call CO-CREATION-05-2015 - Coordination and support action (CSA). Five organizations from four different member states explore how the once-only principle for citizens can be implemented at a European level. The University of Koblenz-Landau is coordinating this project. The overall aim ...

e-Governance: the Estonian Case

e-Governance: the Estonian Case

Estonia is one of two countries worldwide to offer an e-Residency, a government-issued status and identity granting access to the EU’s digital business environment. Even Barack Obama is an Estonian e-Resident. Which challenges do e-Residency and e-Governance in general pose for the public sector, and how does scientific research evaluate the digital transformation?

Martin Emmer ESMH scientists opinion e-governance

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Martin Emmer about e-Governance

Our understanding of citizenship is not based on a definition that refers to formal membership of a person to a nation or political entity, but more generally on the self-perception of individuals in relation to any nation or entity they may belong to.

Ott Velsberg ESMH scientists opinion e-governance

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Ott Velsberg about e-Governance

Increased quality of service, the lack of bureaucracy, and the ease of interacting with the government directly benefit the business and citizens.