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    Content Assessment: AI and Big Data Adoption Challenges? The European Commission's 2022 Digital Economy and Society Index

    Information - 94%
    Insight - 93%
    Relevance - 90%
    Objectivity - 89%
    Authority - 91%

    91%

    Excellent

    A short percentage-based assessment of the qualitative benefit of the report from the European Commission on the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) for 2022.

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    Background Note: The European Commission has been monitoring Member States’ digital progress through the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) reports since 2014. Each year, DESI includes country profiles which support Member States in identifying areas requiring priority action as well as thematic chapters offering a European-level analysis across key digital areas, essential for underpinning policy decisions. The 2022 DESI Report may be of interest to cybersecurity, information governance, and legal discovery professionals operating in the European eDiscovery ecosystem and seeking to better understand the present business, information technology, and legal challenges and opportunities stemming from the current state of EU digital transformation.


    Press Release Extract and Report*

    Digital Economy and Society Index 2022

    European Commission 

    Press Release Extract (July 28, 2022)

    Digital Economy and Society Index 2022: Overall Progress but Digital Skills, SMEs and 5G Networks Lag Behind

    Today the European Commission published the results of the 2022 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which tracks the progress made in EU Member States in digital. During the Covid pandemic, Member States have been advancing in their digitalization efforts but still struggle to close the gaps in digital skills, the digital transformation of SMEs, and the roll-out of advanced 5G networks. The Recovery and Resilience Facility, with about €127 billion dedicated to reforms and investments in the area of digital, offers an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate the digital transformation, which the EU and its Member States cannot afford to miss.

    The findings show that while most of the Member States are making progress in their digital transformation, the adoption of key digital technologies by businesses, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data remains low. Efforts need to be stepped up to ensure the full deployment of connectivity infrastructure (notably 5G) that is required for highly innovative services and applications. Digital skills is another important area where Member States need to make bigger progress.

    Executive Vice-President for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, said:

    Digital transition is accelerating. Most Member States are progressing in building resilient digital societies and economies. Since the start of the pandemic we have made significant efforts to support Member States in the transition. Be that through the Recovery and Resilience Plans, EU Budget or, more recently also through the Structured Dialogue on Digital Education and Skills. Because we need to make the most of the investments and reforms necessary to meet the Digital Decade targets in 2030. So change must happen already now.

    Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, added:

    We are making progress in the EU towards our digital targets, and we must continue our efforts to make the EU a global leader in the technology race. The DESI shows where we need to further strengthen our work, for example in spurring digitisation of our industry, including SMEs. We need to step up the efforts to make sure that every SME, business, and industry in the EU have the best digital solutions available to them and have access to a world-class digital connectivity infrastructure.”

    The Commission’s proposal on the Path to the Digital Decadeagreed upon by the European Parliament and EU Member States, will facilitate deeper collaboration between Member States and the EU to advance in all dimensions covered by the DESI. It provides a framework for Member States to undertake joint commitments and establish multi-country projects that will reinforce their collective strength and resilience in the global context.

    Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden remain the EU frontrunners. However, even they are faced with gaps in key areas: the uptake of advanced digital technologies such as AI and Big Data, remains below 30% and very far from the 2030 Digital Decade target of 75%; the widespread skill shortages, which are slowing down overall progress and lead to digital exclusion.

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