Artificial intelligence and digital transformation: early lessons from the coronavirus crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has acted as a booster for artificial intelligence, but concerns about security, potential misuse of data and growing inequalities remain

Only eighteen months after the publication of the report "Artificial Intelligence: a European Perspective", JRC scientists provide an update on the developments in the sector that has undergone a transformation in a matter of a couple of months.

"The pandemic caused something akin to a natural experiment. It has exposed us to unprecedented conditions, forcing us to react in ways unimaginable just six months ago. Four months into this global crisis, we can recognise that COVID has acted as booster to the adoption of AI but also as an amplifier of potential opportunities and threats", says JRC researcher Max Craglia.

Read the news item on the report on the EU Science Hub