Claude Revel, Director of SKEMA PUBLIKA and Rodolphe Desbordes, Professor of Economics at SKEMA Business School discuss the use of Big Data by public authorities. How can Big Data help design public policies for the common good? How can we develop an international data ethics? What measures should implement to avoid falling into a surveillance society?
by Claude REVEL | Between companies but also between States, harnessing AI has become an economic, political, and even a geopolitical power game. Public and private competitive strategies are challenged by AI at all levels. And yet, to date, the omnipresence of AI does not seem to have been questioned by private and public decision makers. What promises does this instrument hold for the common and individual good? Is its extension to areas that are more sensitive for humans, such as decision making, advisable?
With inflation close to 10% and growth slowing, the British economy is dangerously close to recession. But the recent health crisis and Russia's invasion of Ukraine are only multipliers of economic damages already produced by Brexit. The lack of coherence in the policy mix implemented by Liz Truss' government and the lack of credibility of the stimulus plan are sending negative signals the markets. How can the UK government respond to record inflation, slowing growth, low business investment and the depreciation of the pound?
Indonesia is due to host next year’s FIFA men’s Under-23 World Cup and is in the running to host the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. Losing the right to stage one tournament and failing to gain the right to host another would damage its reputation.
The last 30 years have been characterised by unprecedented changes, amongst them globalisation and digitalisation. In sports, this means that international competitions are increasingly held in countries that hitherto haven’t played hosts, which brings unfamiliar values, norms, and conventions to their staging. In these circumstances, seemingly innocent symbols and signs can become ideologically, politically and socio-culturally charged, challenging many of us either to confront what offends us or to modify our views of what we think is acceptable.
While public subsidies for innovation enable SMEs to significantly increase their bank loans capacity, they are struggling to increase private capital investment. Which public policies should be put in place to attract quality investors?
The devastating conflict raging in Ukraine since 24 February has turned into an all-out war in this country and is prompting an unexpected and risky geopolitical reshuffle of the European continent. This is because the agenda and interests of the European Union are perhaps not shared by NATO and the United States. Maintaining a strong stance against Moscow is necessary, but with the aim of negotiating to establish a lasting peace guaranteeing the stability of Europe.
On May 20th 2022, SKEMA PUBLIKA, in partnership with UNIDO Brussels organised a conference entitled "International Youth at Work : Distrust of the Corporate World, Political Demands?". The conference highlighted some of the major concerns and demands that international youth have about the corporate world. The invited stakeholders (European Commission, companies, youth organizations) got to expose a useful variety of viewpoints and suggest some ways forward on this major issue.
States need timely, accurate, and granular data about their population to carry out effective policies. Big data can provide alternative and complementary sources of information to facilitate policymaking and foster economic development. While big data offer great opportunities, it also generates large technical, ethical and political challenges, which need to be confronted head-on by States within a new social contract.
Corporate world, traditional media, social networks, security and artificial intelligence: what do young American think about such topics? This analysis gathers and delves deeper into the American data presented in the EYES 2021 (Emergy Youth Early Signs) report on the emerging concerns of 18- to 24-year-olds of five nationalities: Brazilian, Chinese, American, French, and South African. The EYES 2021 report published in February 2022 sought to analyse the perceptions of 18- to 24-year-olds from the five countries in which SKEMA Business School operates, on five political issues prioritised by young people in that age group: traditional media and the press, social media, security, new technologies, and the world of work. The report is the fruit of qualitative interviews conducted with 36 SKEMA students, and of social listening carried out on Twitter between July 2020 and June 2021. The detailed methodology for this work is annexed to the EYES 2021 report.