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The Metaverse: A unique opportunity for innovation and growth – or a dangerous ‘parallel reality’?

This latest EPRS policy roundtable will focus on one the most discussed technology concepts of our time: the metaverse – an immersive and constant virtual 3D world where people interact through an avatar to carry out a range of everyday activities. While the exact scope and impact of the metaverse on the society and on the economy is still unknown, it throws up a range of opportunities and risks in many policy areas. A panel of policy-makers, practitioners and commentators will look at the main features, challenges, opportunities and risks of the metaverse, with the aim of identifying fields that deserve greater attention within the EU system.

Tuesday 28 June 2022 | 13:30 -15:00 hours

SPEAKERS:
Eva KAILI, MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament with responsibility for STOA and Informatics and Telecommunication
Axel VOSS, MEP, Member of the EP Committee on Legal Affairs; Rapporteur on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age
Verity McINTOSH, Senior Lecturer and expert in virtual reality, University of West of England
Yuval ROOZ, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Asset (creators of Daml)
Rehana SCHWINNINGER-LADAK, Head, Interactive Technologies, Digital for Culture and Education Unit, DG CNECT, European Commission
Frank STEINICKE, Professor for Human-Computer Interaction, Universität Hamburg

EPRS RELATED PUBLICATIONS:
Briefing: Metaverse: Opportunities, risks and policy implications, June 2022: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2022/733557/EPRS_BRI(2022)733557_EN.pdf
Legislative briefing, Digital services act, April 2022: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document/EPRS_BRI(2021)689357
Legislative briefing, Digital markets act, February 2022: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document/EPRS_BRI(2021)690589
Legislative briefing, Artificial intelligence act, January 2022: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document/EPRS_BRI(2021)698792
Legislative briefing, The NIS2 Directive: A high common level of cybersecurity in the EU, June 2022: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2021/689333/EPRS_BRI(2021)689333_EN.pdf
Legislative briefing, Updating the European digital identity framework, October 2021: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2021/698772/EPRS_BRI(2021)698772_EN.pdf
Briefing, European declaration on digital rights and principles, June 2022: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2022/733518/EPRS_BRI(2022)733518_EN.pdf

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