At the Digital Summit in Dortmund, the leading ministries presented their progress within the framework of the AI strategy.
In December 2018 the Federal Government adopted its national Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy at the Digital Summit in Nuremberg. At the 14th Digital Summit, held in Dortmund on 28 and 29 October 2019, the three responsible ministries (the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, BMWi; the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF; and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, BMAS) took stock of the current situation and provided an outlook for the next steps to be taken in implementing the strategy.
On behalf of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, State Secretary Björn Böhning discussed with Laura Wirtz, Lead Strategy & Business Development ING AG and member of the focus group AI in the world of work, and Matthias Hartmann, Chairman of the Management Board IBM Germany, the challenges that the use of AI means for employees and companies. The BMAS, which is in charge of the field of action Work and Society, has already initiated a decisive measure from the AI strategy and promotes AI learning and experimentation spaces in companies.
“Attracting well-trained specialists for the use of AI in companies is a task that is relevant both in terms of culture and company structures.”