In the next few years no company will be able to avoid the use of automation technologies and artificial intelligence. But the expansion of AI competence is not just a topic that concerns companies. The Federal Government must also play an active role in promoting research and development. The German government therefore wants to invest three billion euros in artificial intelligence by 2025. In the Strategy Paper adopted today by the Cabinet, this is anchored on 78 pages.
Reading the strategy paper, it becomes clear that the government’s AI strategy will place particular emphasis on economic and research promotion. But issues such as national and international networking and dialogues in society will also be dealt with here.
In an interview with T-Online, Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her optimism. She wants to see Germany and Europe at the forefront of AI research.
“Our future prosperity and the question of whether and how we can defend our European values of the dignity of every individual and the protection of privacy even in the digital age depend to a large extent on it” – Angela Merkel
In its AI strategy, the German Federal Government describes the measures and mandates to be taken in twelve fields of action. All these fields of action pursue three central objectives :
Germany and Europe are to become a leading location for the development and application of AI technologies. Germany’s competitiveness is to be safeguarded.
The German AI landscape, according to the government, can already be seen today and occupies a leading position in the international environment, but can still be expanded. There is currently a particular lack of concrete business models in Germany. If you look at the artificial intelligence market, most companies currently come from China or the USA. With the strategy paper they want to motivate universities and research institutions to enter the market even more strongly and thus strengthen Germany as a business location even more.