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.

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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 October 2018 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


e.15.cz: IBM has opened a laboratory of artificial intelligence in Prague, technology can recognize the emotions of clients

The IBM technology company has opened a laboratory for the development of artificial intelligence solutions in Prague. Watson iLab will deliver solutions to businesses across Europe, e.15.cz writes.
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20th September 2018 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


EC EIDES: More networking and support needed to boost Czech digital entrepreneurship

During the last decade digitisation has transformed the character of entrepreneurial activities as for both the entrepreneurial opportunities and the practices to pursue them. In this context, to ensure that the new productivity potential is fully deployed to the benefits of economic growth and societal welfare, policymakers need adequate metrics to monitor digital entrepreneurship. The European Commission published its European Index of Digital Entrepreneurship Systems.
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18th September 2018 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


WEF and Deloitte’s report: Artificial Intelligence will significantly transform the financial services industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing the way financial institutions attract new customers and develop relationships with the current ones. Further enhancement of AI will require entirely new models of cooperation between today’s competitors and emerging players. These are the results of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Deloitte’s report “The New Physics of Financial Services”.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic