Estonia Has A Chance To Regulate Robotics, The PM Says

Estonia Has A Chance To Regulate Robotics, The PM Says

"Smart production, robotics, the factories of the future and Industry 4.0 practices are turning yesterday’s science fiction into today’s reality."

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Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas has said that the legislative drafting of the European Union must keep up with the advancements in technology.

Thus, citizens would be provided with protection and new opportunities, according to the press release published by the government.

“The industrial undertakings of Estonia and the world are facing a new era. Smart production, robotics, the factories of the future and Industry 4.0 practices are turning yesterday’s science fiction into today’s reality.”, as the prime minister commented.

Ratas elaborated that the private sector is dismantling existing industries and business models with the help of technology. For this reason, Europe needs fast and technology-friendly regulation that would turn  the continent into an attractive headquarters for new and growing companies, as the prime minster explained.

The minister spoke about the challenges that many countries face when it comes to the disruptive robotics sector.

“The creation of a clear and understandable judicial area would help us think of possible consequences before actually facing them”, as he stated, adding that Estonia has the chance to keep an open mind and become the first country to regulate the field of robotics.

Speaking about future trends, the prime minister said it is important to adapt products and services to the needs of each individual customer. He said that the governments of the digital era are expected to be smart and effective like companies. According to him, the development of a digital governance would be beneficial in any case, as the press statement reported.

The prime minister commented on these topics at the international technology conference Manufucture 2017, a forum that brings together, industry stakeholders, universities, research institutions and governments.

More information about the conference is available on the following link.

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