MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
The “Artificial Intelligence” study commission presented its final report
Today, Monday, October 26th, 2020, the “Artificial Intelligence” (AI) inquiry commission decided on your final report after more than two years of deliberation. In June 2018, she was tasked with discussing the potential for using the technology and weighing up the risks. The deputy chairwoman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Nadine Schön, and the AI commissioner Ronja Kemmer explain the results:
Nadine Schön: “More and more people are discovering the opportunities of artificial intelligence and would like it to be used in almost all areas of life. We open the door to this – in health, mobility or administration. The KI Enquete Commission has succeeded in developing trend-setting recommendations for AI applications, opening up design options for an ‘AI made in Europe and creating legal certainty. The CDU / CSU parliamentary group played a major role in this. Our group advocated an opportunity-oriented debate in the study commission. We want to actively shape progress and implement the many good suggestions as quickly as possible. For example, we want to create experimental spaces for AI, promote data pools and data trustees, strengthen AI in health research and support AI startups. We stand for an innovative data policy, because whether the use of AI advances and whether Germany can take on a global leadership role in AI depends on the possibilities of data availability and data sovereignty. “
Ronja Kemmer: “There was a broad consensus among the experts and members of the Enquete Commission on the outstanding importance of AI technology for the future viability of our economy and administration. Nevertheless, some still find it difficult to recognize this, namely the Left and AFD parliamentary groups. You are on the wrong track because denying AI as a technology is not a serious option. AI systems are already being developed and used worldwide and in all industries. In Germany, too, the majority of people want to be able to benefit from AI systems – in medicine and care as well as in offices and authorities or in education and transport. That is why we have made specific proposals in the EC report on how standards and sufficient competence can be created in Europe as quickly as possible to enable trustworthy, safe and sustainable AI innovations. In particular, we recommend regulation that always affects the specific AI application and its impact. Because AI is a technology and we should, as before, make laws that are as technology-neutral as possible. We looked at many practical examples and found that we don’t need an algorithm TÜV or new supervisory authorities, but can rely on existing mechanisms and principles, for example when approving AI systems or protecting against possible risks. In view of the current economic situation, I urgently recommend giving the many startups and SMEs sufficient space so that they can develop and test promising AI systems. “
The report of the “Artificial Intelligence” commission of inquiry will be sent to Bundestag President Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble and published on the website of the German Bundestag. You can access a short summary here: https://www.bundestag.de/ausschuesse/weiter_gremien/enquete_ki
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