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Track record suggests EU will be slow to adopt AI

Europe benefitted less than the US from information-communications technology between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s because most of the innovative tech firms were based in the US and structural factors slowed the diffusion of new technology through the European economy. The same factors are likely to limit Europe’s ability to benefit from a new wave of technological innovation due to AI.

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