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CascadiaPrime Cognition - Germany AI Policy Rollout

Germany does not at present have an AI Policy and it's political, education and business institutions are struggling to catch up with the global front runners. Cultural issues may prevent timely strategy execution. Germany's central role in the European Union suggests that this policy vacuum is problematic for other EU members. The players are "competing in time".


The Oxford Insights Government AI Readiness ranking - captures the current capacity of OECD governments to absorb - and exploit - the innovative potential of AI - Germany ranks # 13

  The Oxford Insights Government AI Readiness ranking

Future of Life - Captures National and International AI Strategies - by Country

  National and International AI Strategies: A Global Landscape - See Germany

Introduction and Overview

  Chancellor Angela Merkel: "There is a very urgent need to develop the Digital Single Market as swiftly as possible" (September 29, 2017)
  Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
  Federal Government adopts action plan on automated driving
  Federal Ministry of of Education and Research
  Federal Ministry of of Defence
  The Federal Government
  Lander Research Institutions

Government recognized German institutions that might take leadership roles in German AI Policy Rollout

German Research Foundation
  The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) Twitter: @DFKI
  German Research Foundation

Other Key German Institutions

  Wiki: German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
  Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
  Fraunhofre IPK - Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology
  Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI): German Computer Vision Research Groups and Companies

German AI Landscape

  Asgard: The German AI Startup Landscape (February 2017)
  German Education and Research in 2017 - see Figure 10 (AI investment is small compared with other areas)
  The Robotics & Automation Industry in Germany

German AI Policy News

  Inside Amazonís German AI research program (May 24, 2019)
  Why Germans will be left behind in Artificial Intelligence (October 4, 2018)
  German AI-Strategy Paper in English (July 26, 2018)
  Cybernetic Revolution: Artificial intelligence will change lives and work as much as electricity once did. Europe needs the best minds for this. (March 15, 2018)
  Reuters: German military has no plans to acquire robot weapons - general (February 15, 2018)
  Bitkom: Digitalization to wipe out millions of jobs in Germany (February 2, 2018)
  Reuters: Amazon backs German artificial intelligence research hub (artificial intelligence research center in the German university city of Tuebingen)(October 23 2017)
  Chancellor Angela Merkel: "There is a very urgent need to develop the Digital Single Market as swiftly as possible" (September 29, 2017)
  Deutsche Welle - AI News
  ARD Hauptstadtstudio Twitter: Report from Berlin @ ARD_BaB

German AI Policy - Other related sources of policy insight

  McKinsey: Smartening up with Artificial Intelligence (April 2017)

German AI Policy - Policy Leaders

  Under Construction