Platformization: the Challenges and Opportunities for Traditional European Media

Gabriel Rosa, Valerio Spinosi, Vesë Latifi, Yangyang Yang, Abdirahman Mohamed Issa, Ali Nishikawa, Ágnes Modrovich, Xiaochen Zhang, & Xuwen Zheng

An Epochal Change: Can Traditional Media Survive in the Era of Platforms?

Platforms are doing to traditional European media what the press did to the spiritual influence of the Catholic Church, which had the complete power on communication and information in the 15th century. It happened once in a blue moon in history that such strong organizations lost their communication and political supremacies towards something totally new without having the possibility to win their authority back and without having to change their traditional structures and mode of action.1

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AI vs. GDPR: Finding the Balance Between Ethics and Innovation

Isadora Tostes de Souza Barros, Busra Islek, Ruya Ince, Abeera Junaid Aslam, Réka Zsuzsanna Szitter, Eleftheria Katsi, Marta Soliño, Ceren Yaycili and Oyinkansola Awolo

The strict rules of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are likely to have a serious impact on the competitiveness of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector in Europe. The European Commission wants to assure customers and foreign investors with its EU strategy for AI that aims for the creation of European AI models that operate “ethically”. Although an ambitious AI strategy, it disregards the complexity of the new technologies and could potentially leave the EU behind in the AI race.

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How Do Digital Giants Deal with Competition?

Surviving Media Reinvention in the digital era

T. Gavasheli, C. A. Koshiikene, M. Musatova, I. Tabachenko, S. Roussou, A. Villegas

All types of communication like phone calls, texts or face-to-face interactions are gradually being replaced by chatting through social media, sending images or video-calling through applications like FaceTime or Skype. Most of the human interaction depends, nowadays, on platforms run by digital giants.

In this digital era, companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple are dominating the markets and leaving small space, if any, for competition.

Although these companies seem to be the most innovative ones during our time, we should still raise questions like:

What is truly putting and securing these media giants’ spots on the top of the industry? Their innovative spirit or is it their aggressive business model? Continue reading “How Do Digital Giants Deal with Competition?”