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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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Estonia: a springboard for global startups and AI applications

Artificial intelligence is taking the world by storm; Triin Mahlakõiv analyses where Estonia stands in the AI ecosystem and whether the Estonian businesses are ready for AI. We know tech giants like Amazon, Baidu, Facebook and Google have AI advantages like collecting enormous amounts of data, access to top talent, huge …

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Here’s proof that Estonians really can vote online from anywhere

We jumped into ice cold water during a sauna session to vote in Estonia’s parliamentary election. Just because we can. Estonians can do almost anything online from anywhere  – including choose their parliament in just a few clicks. Voting is currently taking place online for Estonia’s next parliament, Riigikogu, so instead of …

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New e-Estonia briefing centre opens in Tallinn

A brand new briefing centre, introducing Estonia’s digital society and solutions to high-profile foreign visitors, has opened at Tallinn’s Ülemiste City. The new centre – that replaces the old and much smaller e-Estonia showroom – was opened on 19 February by the country’s president, Kersti Kaljulaid. “Our e-solutions make Estonia …

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President Kaljulaid introduces Estonian “digigirls” initiatives to Ivanka Trump

The Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, discussed the empowerment of women and introduced her country’s digital initiatives to Ivanka Trump, an adviser to the US president, Donald Trump, at the Munich Security Conference. The two ladies discussed the empowerment of women and global technological developments during the meeting. “Right now, our …

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US Consumer Technology Association awards Estonia for innovation

The American Consumer Technology Association has awarded Estonia for innovation during its event in Las Vegas. The innovation award was presented to the Estonian minister of education, Mailis Reps, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on 8 January. The association’s yearly International Innovation Scorecard grades countries across 25 …

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Estonia and Iran – years of cooperation but still a long way to go

Although Estonia is known less than many other western European countries among the Iranian people, there are still interesting things in the Estonian history and culture that attract Iranian nation, Tehran-based Mohammad Javad reports. The people who are interested in history know that Estonia and Iran were invaded at various …

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