Shaping the Future of AI

Part of the event series "Framing the Future of AI"

Technological leadership in the field of artificial intelligence promises enormous economic growth and is regarded as important factor for the distribution of power in the digital age. It is therefore hardly surprising that an international competition for innovation leadership in this field has been underway for some time. Where Europe ranks in this international competition and what the future holds for AI are two of those questions we will discuss with international experts and decision-makers.


After all, artificial intelligence makes it possible to evaluate the enormous volumes of data that are being produced in the course of the digital transformation.The economic and social potential of AI is immense.

In order to exploit this potential, Europe, with its human-centric approach, must become one of the leading AI locations in the world. This was emphasized not only by EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in her inaugural speech. This is also repeatedly emphasized in the more than 20 national AI strategies of the EU member states. In view of this aspiration, the questions arise:  Where does Europe actually stand as an AI innovation location in international comparison and how can Europe strengthen its innovation dynamics in the field of artificial intelligence?

In seeking to answer this question, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, together with Cambrian Futures, has produced a study that analyzes in depth the performance of Europe's AI innovation ecosystem. Furthermore, the study analyzes significant trends in the field of AI. In a third step, the study then derives corresponding recommendations for action for European digital policy.

Together with the authors of the study, decision-makers and experts, we will present the results of the study at our event.

If you are interested in Artificial Intelligence and would like to discuss Europe's future in the field with international experts, we would be very pleased to welcome you to our event?

To register for the event, simply click on → this registration link.

​​​​​​​The Event will be held digitally via Zoom. The discussion will be held in German but there will be a simultaneous translation into English.




  • Axel Voss

Member of the European Parliament and the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age

  • Werner Stengg

Cabinet Member - Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager at European Commission

  • Olaf Groth

Professor for Global Strategy, Innovation, Economics & Futures at HULT International Business School and CEO of Cambrian Futures

  • Tobias Straube

Principal at Cambrian Group and Senior Analyst

  • Peter Fischer-Bollin

Head of the Division Analysis and Consulting at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

  • Tanja Emmerling

Partner at the German High-Tech Gründerfonds and head of its Berlin office

  • Jason Chumtong

Policy Advisor for Artificial Intelligence at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

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