Germany as a nation needs to invest more resources in artificial intelligence – that, at least, is a demand of the German government. However, many researchers find that requirement quite vague and there’s a lot of talking past each other. The podcast “Computer und Kommunikation” (English: “Computer and Communication”) analyzes the status quo – with the help of .objective CEO Clemens Dannheim.
“We need to sensitize and convince a lot of people, that we need to invest more resources in artificial intelligence.”, says Dannheim in an interview with Deutschlandfunk’s Peter Welchering. “We need to catch up.” Germany is a long way from actually becoming the artificial intelligence hub its government wants it to be.
Artificial Intelligence as valued commodity
“You should try and give a politician an understanding of artificial intelligence”, Dannheim further elaborates. “You need to occupy yourself with the topic and dig a little deeper.”
While major players in the IT sector have been working on AI for decades, these have been companies abroad. What the podcast demands is a national AI-strategy, which gives us the chance to use the technology adequately. And not be left behind.
The podcast further states that while the goals itself are noble, the strategy the German government boasts as of now is insufficient. It doesn’t name concrete goals but rather throws around generalities, such as that Germany aims to be at the top regarding artificial intelligence. It is nice to have a goal – but it’s even better to have a roadmap.