News That Matters

Tag: strategy

European Union offers strategy for artificial intelligence, facial recognition

European Union offers strategy for artificial intelligence, facial recognition

World
Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A European Union strategy, announced Wednesday, calls for regulations for artificial intelligence and facial recognition. The plan to shape Europe's digital future is outlined in a 35-page paper and focuses on making Europe a leader in a shared data market. It suggests creating a "European Data Space" between member nations, with heightened transparency, and argues that access to more data will aid the growth of the European technology sector. "The point is that Europe's digital transition must protect and empower citizens, businesses and society as a whole," said Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission president, in a statement Wednesday. "It has to deliver for people so that they feel the benefits of technology in their lives. To make this happen, Europe needs to hav...
U.S. shifts AFRICOM strategy as troops are ‘overmatched’ by militants

U.S. shifts AFRICOM strategy as troops are ‘overmatched’ by militants

Business
Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Africa Command is shifting its strategy to focus on containing al-Qaida and Islamic State affiliates and other militant groups, according to reports and comments from Pentagon officials. "The Secretary of Defense has been conducting a comprehensive review of DoD forces, programs and activities within each Combatant Command to ensure alignment with the National Defense Strategy's priorities. U.S. Africa Command was the first to present their findings and recommendations," Pentagon spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said in a Wednesday statement. "As part of this review and in order to better compete with China and Russia in Africa, the Secretary is directing the deployment of elements of the Army's 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) to the continent to conduct train, a...
With da Silva free, Brazil’s Workers’ Party seeks strategy

With da Silva free, Brazil’s Workers’ Party seeks strategy

World
As Brazil’s largest party gathers to plan the future, a figure that has dominated its past looms ever larger: Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da SilvaBy MAURICIO SAVARESE and DIANE JEANTET Associated PressNovember 22, 2019, 10:00 PM5 min read As Brazil’s largest leftist party gathers to plan the future, a figure that has dominated its past looms ever larger. Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is the unquestioned star of the party conference starting Friday in Sao Paulo, and many still think he could be the party’s standard-bearer once again in 2022 — when he’ll be a 77-year-old cancer survivor who is currently barred from seeking office due to a corruption conviction. Da Silva, who governed Brazil between 2003 and 2010, is fresh out of jail after 19 months in a cell — albeit only