The mission of the Institute is to cultivate the Czech political and public sphere through professional and open discussion. We aim to create a living platform which defines problems, analyzes them, and offers recipes for their solution in the form of cooperation with experts, politicians, international conferences, seminars, public discussions, and political and social analysis available to the whole of Czech society. We believe that open discussion with experts and the recognition of the causes of problems is a necessary presumption for any successful solution to the political and social problems facing society today.
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Czech Republic, A Country of Small Internet Providers
The Czech Republic is currently facing a problem in the area of fixed internet connection that is unprecedented the EU. Approximately half of the households are connected by hundreds of smaller regional operators, which results from statistics of the Czech Telecommunication Office. At the same time, regional and local companies are mostly operating modern optical technology (FTTH / B connections, i.e. fibre optic cables for home or apartment), although wireless technology remains the most important technology in the Czech Republic. The share of the former monopolists, SPT Telecom, then Český Telecom, then Telefonica O2 and today CETIN and its wholesale partners gradually fell to approximately a quarter of all connections. The rest is attributed to UPC and fixed internet service via LTE mobile network, offered by three mobile operators.
Policy Recommendations Digital Czech Republic 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a breakthrough technology because it can improve all sectors of our economy and our everyday life, just like electricity. The main potential of AI therefore is versatility. Some sectors will be quicker to adapt, and will have more benefits than others. In just five to ten years, the autonomous vehicles may become widely available with a significant
positive impact on everyday`s life, both in terms of improving road safety and reducing
Czech Republic – Country of Robots
A specter of AI is haunting Europe. German Chancellor, French President and European Commissioners united their efforts to push the EU forward in the global race with the USA and China for the primacy in AI. What is of utmost importance in the field of Artificial Intelligence are investments in research and development as well as regulation and ethical guidelines. Another often stressed factor are the upcoming challenges posed by automation and digitization of economy. However, the equally important question of the Future of Work is overshadowed by the continuing economic boom and minimal unemployment rates in many European countries, including the Czech Republic.