3a. A regulatory framework for AI
One of the goals of the German Government’s AI strategy is to deliver transparent, comprehensible and secure AI. To achieve this goal, a legal framework must be put in place. This is necessary not just at national level but also at European level. By participating in the AI white paper process, the AI Observatory is helping to formulate a future regulatory framework at EU level. In the regulatory framework action area, we are developing concepts for an ecosystem to ensure the implementation of the future statutory framework and enable the transparent, comprehensible and secure use of AI in the workplace and in society.
3b. Social technology design
The social technology design action area addresses the question as to how humans and machines can collaborate in the future and how socio-technological systems will be organised. Humans and AI-based systems will increasingly engage with one another in the future, especially during production processes and in the delivery of services but also in a social context. This marks a fundamental change in the relationship between man and machine and gives rise to new systems. The handing over of decisions to AI-based systems raises ethical, social or legal questions. To ensure that we can navigate this new terrain safely, we will scrutinise existing principles and regulations and formulate new ones where necessary.