Today politicians, academics, journalists and entrepreneurs often refer to the knowledge economy. It is relevant to remember that although this might seem as a new buzz phrase it is far from a new phe... »
How is wealth created in societies? During a long time, economists gave the simple answer that capital, labor and natural resources were the three cornerstones of economic activity. The level of prosp... »
While the European economies are amongst the most prosperous and innovative in the world, development in the region has stalled during recent time. A report by Eurostat shows that nearly a third (30.7... »
What is the ”knowledge society”? We tend to think of knowledge as something connected to individuals and so we need better skills and education to develop in synch with the world. But is that all ther... »
In 1999, a 20-second MP3-file purporting to be from Coldplay was uploaded to Napster by a young man in Stanmore, North London. He entitled the file “Spies (Nikolai Levy Remix)”. He let a few people do... »
The creative and cultural industries have a huge impact on the European economy, and are “one of the strategic industries we have in Europe,” explained European Commission official Antti Peltomäki at ... »
MEPs have approved rules for keeping humans firmly in charge of Artificial Intelligence (AI). They include ways to establish liability in law, for example where driverless cars cause accidents. They h... »
Earlier this week, Edward Snowden spoke to an enthusiastic audience at Stockholm’s Internet Days conference. Snowden, who appeared via video link, talked less about his own situation and more about wh... »
“Careless shepherd make excellent dinner for wolf” said American novelist Earl Derr Biggers. Born in 1884, for sure he knew nothing about digitalization but perhaps a lot about human nature. And that ... »
A “subsidy baby” is a company set up to benefit from government support more than making money from its customers The success of the internet skyscrapers Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple is often... »