Hosting a panel on AI in government at Nordl@nderDigital 2020

In December 2020, I hosted a panel discussion at the Nordl@nderDigital web conference on the topic of artificial intelligence in government. The Nordl@nderDigital conference adresses the digitalisation of government in the northern German federal states. For 1,5 hours, I pestered my three panelists with questions on AI and automation in public administration: Daniela Kolbe, Member …    read more »

A too short introduction to e-government at DigitalDienstag

On 29 September 2020, I gave a scandalously short ten-minute introduction to e-government for a DigitalDienstag session on the digitalisation of politics and government. DigitalDienstag is a science communication series by Braunschweig’s House of Science which explores the digitalisation of different aspects of our society. What started out as physical events at Trafo Hub, a …    read more »

Short impulse at Fraunhofer conference on automation in government

On 29 September to 1 October 2020, the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems held a conference on automation and artifical intelligence in the public sector. Here‘s a short written report on the conference as well as links to the videos of all three conference days (in German). I gave a very short talk on …    read more »

Virtual presentation on AI in government for Digitaltag 2020

On 19 June 2020, the first nationwide Digitaltag (“digital day”) was held in Germany. Organisations from all sectors sessions on various aspects of digitalisation. My employer, the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems, participated with five online talks on different aspects of digital government. See the institute’s program here. I contributed a twenty-minute talk on …    read more »

Blog post on rural digitalisation for Bertelsmann Foundation

In May 2020, my colleague Ines Hölscher and me wrote a blog post on digital projects in rural areas for the “Ethics of Algorithms” blog by Bertelsmann Foundation. Bertelsmann had invited blog posts that critically reflect the topic of “tech for good”. The blog post was based our study on digital projects in rural areas …    read more »

Interview on AI in government in ÖFIT podcast

In April 2020, the first episodes of the ÖFIT podcast, the government think tank I work at, were published. These included an episode where I talked about Artificial Intelligence in government in general and our scenario study “Exekutive KI 2030” in particular. You can listen to the episode (in German) here: In the first episode, …    read more »