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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5th June 2023 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

The European Commission selected the EU Digital Identity Wallet Consortium for the EU Digital Identity Wallet Pilots

The EU Digital Identity Wallet Consortium (EWC), was selected by the European Commission to run one of the Large Scale Pilots for the new EU Digital Identity Wallet (EUDI) ecosystem. Avast, a leading digital security and privacy brand of Gen™, sits on the Executive Team of the consortium, having been closely involved in its formation. The EUDI Wallet is a part of the proposed eIDAS2.0 regulation, which will provide all European citizens access to a trusted digital identity provided by their government and accepted by all EU Member States and EFTA.
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1st June 2023 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Artificial intelligence is driving unprecedented growth for chipmakers

The shortage of high-end chips, which are key to generative AI systems, is creating intense competition that is spurring the search for computing power and alternative solutions. Some companies are waiting up to 6 months for graphics processing units (GPUs) that enable data processing and generative AI.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic