Digital Economy

The European Union is at the forefront of todays tech trends, from developing artificial intelligence, countering disinformation, and protecting citizens privacy online.

09 March

@ 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Combatting Disinformation & the European Elections

Whilst the problem of disinformation is anything but new, the internet, and social media in particular, has shifted its spread into high gear. Following the elections on both sides of the Atlantic, di…

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@ 12:15PM – 3:15PM

EU Startup Pitching

Some of the most innovative startups will pitch their ideas to investors and judges. Altheria Solutions, Belgium Groover, France Alpha.One, Netherlands Outlander Materials, Netherlands The Helia, Neth…

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@ 3:30PM – 5:30PM

EU’s Economic Footprint in the US

Did you know that the EU is both the biggest export market for US companies and the largest investor in the US? Stop by to check out our new online tool to find out how much your state is exporting to…

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@ 3:30PM – 4:30PM

AI: The Silver Bullet Against Disinformation?

Societies on both sides of the Atlantic are wrestling with the challenge of disinformation. Politicians have raised the alarm and technologists have been called upon to reflect on the way their system…

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@ 4:00PM – 5:00PM

Culture & AI – Creative industries and the end of Anthropocentrism

Following the recent conversations in Europe about “AI with a human touch” this panel examines the potentialities of AI components conceived in Europe, in a dialogue with US counterparts. Aspects of c…

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@ 4:30PM – 5:30PM

Podcast Hour on Future Technology – AI & Drones

A conversation about what we can expect from two fast-growing and evolving technologies – artificial intelligence and drones. We’ll talk about governments are thinking on the future of drones with Fil…

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10 March

@ 11:00AM – 12:00PM

SXSW Featured Session: Fair Competition in a Digital World

Location: Hilton Austin Downtown Session Room: Salon H Digital technologies have brought many benefits to our lives but also new risks, such as the possible misuse of our data and fears of the biggest…

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@ 11:00AM – 12:00PM

How Technology Can Balance Urban/Rural Development

Tech hubs and smart cities have been de rigeur in recent years, but technology now allows us to work from anywhere. Through improved connectivity, online tools, and platforms, a web developer or desig…

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@ 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Demos by European Startups

Stop by EU@SXSW to meet 10 of Europe’s most innovative startups. More info about the startups and their work coming soon!

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@ 12:30PM – 1:30PM

Future(s) of Work: Potential Scenarios

In this session, panelists will explore several potential future(s) of work scenarios based on two variables: government regulation and internet fragmentation. Are we facing a Techlash with heavy regu…

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@ 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Fireside Chat with Kara Swisher and Commissioner Vestager

Join Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition policy, in conversation with Kara Swisher of Recode, to examine the rapid speed of technological changes and to what extent anti-trust/co…

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@ 3:00PM – 4:00PM

Transatlantic Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship – The Roles and Economic Impacts of Universities

Join us for a discussion about the roles of Universities in fostering entrepreneurship. Including through: International research exchanges Innovation from Universities Incubation of startups Internat…

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@ 3:30PM – 5:30PM

EU’s Economic Footprint in the US

Did you know that the EU is both the biggest export market for US companies and the largest investor in the US? Stop by to check out our new online tool to find out how much your state is exporting to…

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@ 5:00PM – 10:30PM

Tech4Good – presented by France

The French Tech4Good @SXSW Event Conversation about the French Tech4Good: France and Austin as iconic ecosystems of creativity and innovation for social impact Kat Borlongan, Director of La French Tec…

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11 March

@ 12:30PM – 1:30PM

How Can Government Help Creatives?

Policymakers are increasingly recognizing the important impact creatives have on local economies. They are testing out innovative approaches to support them, embrace new markets, achieve international…

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@ 1:30PM – 2:30PM

The EU in 2019: Challenges & Opportunities

2019 is shaping up as another important year for the European Union. In May, a new European Parliament will be elected. This year will also see a new European Commission along with a new European Comm…

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@ 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Algorithms Go to Law School: Ethics of AI

As with any transformative technology, artificial intelligence raises new ethical and legal questions, including liability and potentially biased decision-making. But new technologies should not mean…

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@ 3:30PM – 5:30PM

EU’s Economic Footprint in the US

Did you know that the EU is both the biggest export market for US companies and the largest investor in the US? Stop by to check out our new online tool to find out how much your state is exporting to…

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