Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

9th July 2018 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

R. Urbánek, GM Microsoft CZ&SK: "The purpose of artificial intelligence is to multiply the natural abilities of people."

When Henry Ford said: "For most purposes, a man with a machine is better than a man without a machine," he certainly did not know how his words would resonate even 100 years later at the threshold of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, says Rudolf Urbánek, General Manager for Czech Republic and Slovakia at Microsoft, in his blog.
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1st February 2024 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Digitization could boost EU economic performance by another Netherlands, says new international study

Europe is facing economic stagnation and the number of European companies represented in the Fortune Global 500 has almost halved between 2005 and 2021. The EU is lagging behind the US and China in AI, and similarly in the adoption of cloud computing and 5G, according to a new international study by Vodafone Group. European telecoms regulation needs to be rebooted and a single market created to attract the necessary investment, it says.
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13th December 2023 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Gen Reveals Cybersecurity Predictions for 2024

With sophisticated AI, threats will become highly personalized, both for individuals and small businesses TEMPE, Ariz., and PRAGUE, Dec. 7, 2023  /PRNewswire/ -- Gen™ (NASDAQ: GEN), a global leader dedicated to powering Digital Freedom through its family of Cyber Safety brands' cybersecurity solutions, today released its top cyberthreat predictions for 2024. Gen experts stress the need for consumers to be on the lookout for highly individualized threats. From cybercriminals using deepfakes to mimic the voice and appearance of family or colleagues to spyware apps delivered via believable ads or direct messages, this year it will be more critical than ever to double check that what you think you see, hear, read and click in 2024 is what it appears to be.
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21st September 2023 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Our latest commitments to countering disinformation in Central and Eastern Europe

Google is committed to fighting the spread of misinformation online. We take the task of providing access to high quality, trustworthy, and credible content very seriously. And we're not doing it alone. We continuously adapt our policies, product features and technologies to prevent abuse, as well as openly sharing our technology, supporting fact-checkers and academics globally, testing innovative prebunking campaigns and participating in the strengthened EU Code of Practice on Disinformation.  
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic