But the European Union doesn’t seem very fond of the private companies involved heavily in the research of Artificial Intelligence. Shocking? I think not. Maybe a tad sad. And we better realise that we need these companies if we want to transform Europe into a utopic AI hub in the near future.
Because Artificial Intelligence may be one of the most controversial ‘new’ technologies out there, everybody still wants a piece of it. And who could blame them? After all, it is the tech that will make or break our collective and individual future after all.
Especially for what regards the energy sector, aspects like maintenance, prediction, forecasting and of course cyber security and communication (between companies, people and devices alike) rely heavily on AI and machine learning. That is why the EU Commission devotes time and money to research all aspects of AI, from science to philosophy (because let’s face it, ethics do matter to us Europeans). As they should.