Results from workshop on AI indicators for the German AI Observatory

On 26 May 2020, I attended an “Introductory workshop for the development of AI indicators in work and society” by the German AI Observatory at the Policy Lab Digital, Work & Society at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. At the workshop, experts from various organisations brainstormed how metrics for the progress of …    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 »