The German AI Association represents AI start-ups and AI companies in politics. In various committees, the interests of the AI ecosystem are actively and directly presented to political decision-makers. Political committees with direct exchange with politicians and experts are thus essential for the pursuit of the sustainable goal of improving the German AI ecosystem.
Future Council of the German Government (Zukunftsrat der Bundesregierung)
The Future Council, appointed by Chancellor Olaf Scholz, takes a look at new developments, findings and trends in the innovation cycle and develops proposals to strengthen resilience and technological sovereignty in key technologies and in digitalisation.
The aim of the Future Council is to discuss current economic, social and political developments and to identify promising measures to strengthen Germany as a location for innovation.
In addition to Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Federal Minister and Head of the Federal Chancellery Wolfgang Schmidt, Deputy Federal Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Dr Robert Habeck and Federal Minister for Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger, 16 high-ranking representatives from science, business and society from leading institutions relevant to the future are members of the Council.
Dr Tina Klüwer, member of the association and working group leader at the German AI Association, is a member of the Future Council and thus brings expertise from KI, especially from the interface between research and business, to the committee.
Enquete Commission "Artificial Intelligence - Social Responsibility and Economic, Social and Ecological Potential"
The Enquete Commission (2018-2020), which was composed of equal numbers of members of the German Bundestag and knowledgeable external experts, was to examine the future influence of artificial intelligence (AI) on our lives (together), the German economy and the future world of work. Both the opportunities and the challenges of AI for society, the state and the economy were discussed.
Our association member and working group leader Dr Tina Klüwer was appointed to the committee through her expertise and was able to make an important contribution to the debate around technical, legal and ethical issues.
The work of the Enquete Commission ended on 28 October 2020 with the delivery of the final report to the President of the Bundestag, Dr Wolfgang Schäuble. This report served as a basis for debate and as a guide for political decisions for a progressive and responsible use of AI.
Standardisation roadmap AI
The German Institute for Standardisation (DIN) and the German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (DKE) launched the second edition of the AI Standardisation Roadmap. The roadmap is the early development of a framework for action in standardisation that supports the international competitiveness of the German economy and raises European value standards to the international level. With this step, DIN is implementing a measure from the German government’s AI strategy. Field of action 10 of the strategy is explicitly dedicated to the topic of “setting standards”. The roadmap is being developed on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK).
The German AI Association, represented by Dr. Christina Strobel and Dr. Vanessa Just, is part of the committee consisting of important associations from the technology sector, well-known companies and (political) institutions.
Council for Technological Sovereignty
The Council for Technological Sovereignty is composed of eleven experts from different fields.
The committee with representatives from science, industry and society has the task of developing recommendations for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to strengthen the technological sovereignty of Germany and the European Union in central fields of technology.
Our association member and working group leader Dr Tina Klüwer is chair of the Council and, together with the other members, pursues the goal of ensuring that Germany and Europe remain internationally competitive through a strong research and innovation policy.
Through its close ties to the BMBF, the Council makes clear recommendations for action and brings experience from industry and research into the political discourse.
Advisory Council "Young Digital Economy"
The Advisory Council “Young Digital Economy” provides first-hand advice to the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection on current issues of digital transformation. The focus is on the development and potential of the young digital economy and new digital technologies in Germany. In view of the dynamics of the digital economy, the advisory board is designed to be flexible and open. The goal: a direct and practice-oriented dialogue between the young German digital and start-up scene and politics.
The German AI Association, represented by association member and working group leader Dr Tina Klüwer, can thus set priorities for the German AI ecosystem directly in the BMWK. In position papers, the BJDW focuses on topics such as artificial intelligence and the development of large European AI models.