Blockchain and AI key topics on the agenda for EU Digital Day

EU member states have today gathered in Brussels for European Digital Day 2018. Discussions will be held in an effort to boost the cooperation between member states, and ensure that society and industry are better-equipped to reap the full benefits of the digital transformation.

This event brings together high-level stakeholders in the fields of digital technology and telecommunications to discuss the progress made so far in the Digital Single Market and the way forward.

Blockchain technologies, artificial intelligence, sharing of data for personalised healthcare and 5G cross-border corridors that will support connected and automated mobility, are amongst the key topics on the agenda.

The Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip describes this year’s Digital Day as the perfect moment for EU member states to recognise what has been achieved, but also to encourage each other to move forward at a rapid pace with the legislative proposals still on the table. Ansip stresses that EU member states must join their forces and resources to grasp the opportunities offered by technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence.  

The event is organised by the European Commission under the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Digital Day 2018 will be live streamed here.