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Estonia approves the action plan for implementing AI

The e-Estonia council on 5 June approved the action plan for implementing artificial intelligence, or the so-called “kratt” strategy. “Kratt” is a creature from Estonian mythology that the government of Estonia uses as a synonym for narrow AI applications. Its rough translation would be something like a “gremlin” or a …

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Estonian-Singaporean unmanned tank can fire beyond the range of human sight

Estonian company Milrem Robotics and Singaporean ST Engineering have demonstrated a combat unmanned ground vehicle that can fire beyond the visual line of sight. The new UGV is armed with a 40-millimetre automatic grenade launcher and a 12.7-millimetre heavy machine gun. The companies demonstrated the UGV during a live fire …

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A fast and cheap device for determining the freshness of food developed in Estonia

An Estonian research group at the country’s University of Life Sciences has developed a cheap and simple device to test the freshness of fish and meat; the appliance could be used by large retail chains or households. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. By Sven Paulus The …

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Estonian-founded cybersecurity startup RangeForce raises USD1.5M in seed funding

RangeForce, an Estonia and New York-based startup, has raised USD1.5 million in seed funding for cybersecurity simulation-based learning platform. The Estonian-founded startup raised the funding from Paladin Capital Group, with participation from Trind Ventures. RangeForce helps companies deal with their cybersecurity and information security vulnerabilities by training their security specialists …

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LIVE: An international digital governance conference in Tallinn hosts 110 countries

The fifth annual International e-Governance Conference in Estonia will focus on digital transformation roadmaps and present case studies from African and European countries, and beyond; it will be attended by 110 countries. Electronic governance – or e-governance, as it’s known in Estonia – is the application of information and communication technology for delivering government services and …

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Latitude59 tech conference in Tallinn to feature 250 investors and over 700 startup entrepreneurs

The Estonian tech and startup conference, Latitude59, is to take place from 16-17 May and is expected to be visited by 2,500 people. The event, taking place at the Kultuurikatel event space in Tallinn, Estonia, will present a programme covering different topics – startups, digital governance, sustainable business development, innovation …

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University of Tartu professor to develop an AI for improving business processes

Marlon Dumas, a professor of information systems at the University of Tartu, has received a prestigious grant worth over €2 million to develop an artificial intelligence-based tool called “Pix” to enable companies to improve their business processes automatically. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. By Randel Kreitsberg, …

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Compared with other European countries, Estonian children experience fewer internet threats

A pan-European survey shows that compared with other European countries, Estonia is the only one where children’s exposure to internet threats has decreased in the last eight years. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Multinational research network EU Kids Online has published the preliminary results of a …

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