Publications on the subject of innovation

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AI and Europe – Aspiration and Reality

Results of the Study: Analysis of Current Global AI Developments with a Focus on Europe

AI is the fundamental technology of the digital age. If Europe wants to remain competitive and actively shape the digital age, it has to play a leading role in AI. Our authors Olaf Groth and Tobias Straube show in the study the potential Europe has in terms of AI - but also the lack of action.

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Analysis of current global AI developments with a focus on Europe

Europe has to play a leading role in key digital technologies such as artificial intelligence. This was not only emphasized by Ursula von der Leyen in her inaugural speech as President of the EU Commission. It is also the tenor of numerous European AI strategies. In terms of this claim, our new study confirms that Europe has enormous untapped potential. If Europe wants to compete with the leading AI powers in this basic technology of digitization, the weaknesses of its ai innovation ecosystem must be addressed in a decisive manner.


Digital sovereignty

A new key concept of digital policy in Germany and Europe

Digital sovereignty is often used in political discourses. However, a common or at least consistent understanding of what is meant by this or what its associated requirements are, has yet to emerge. Our author Dr. Julia Pohle has broken down and classified the various meanings in this research paper.

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Climate Performance of the G7 States

CO2 Productivity as a Benchmark

How to best reconcile climate protection and economic interests and how should we assess the climate performance of a country from this point fo view? In order be able to answer these questions, we propose to take into account the CO2 productivity as a key influencing variable. Our comparison of the G7 countries shows why this approach is sensible.

Konrad Adenauer Summer Schools

Ferien - und doch Lust auf Politik!

Jedes Jahr lädt das Büro Bundesstadt Bonn der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung über 300 Schülerinnen und Schüler aus Nordrhein-Westfalen in den Sommerferien zu den beliebten Konrad Adenauer Summer Schools ein.

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China's Approach to Cyber Sovereignty

Cyber sovereignty: China's strategic concept for its rise as a global digital power

In a short period of time, China has succeeded in becoming one of the world's leading digital powers. As a result, a hard-fought competition for innovation leadership in digital technologies has broken out between the USA and China. competition also has significant consequences for Europe. In light of this development, a deeper understanding of Chinese digital and technology policy is becoming increasingly important. To develop this much needed knowledge, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung presents a new study that analyzes China's strategic concept of cyber sovereignty and discusses its implications.

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„Wenn die KI unser Assistent bleiben kann, dann können wir viel draus ziehen“

Künstliche Intelligenz in Einstellungen und Nutzung bei unterschiedlichen Milieus in Deutschland

Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) ist eine der innovativen Zukunftstechnologien mit großen Veränderungspotenzialen für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. In einer qualitativen, nicht repräsentativen Studie wurde untersucht, wie die Menschen die Potenziale und Gefahren dieser Technologie einschätzen, welche Bedrohungen sie erwarten und welche Chancen für Problemlösungen oder eine bessere Gesellschaft.

Axel Voss

„Die Zeit des Überlegens ist vorbei“

KASkonkret_27: Unsere Interviewreihe zu Themen der Zeit.

Der EU-Politiker Axel Voß macht sich stark für die digitale Souveränität Europas. In Folge 27 von #KASkonkret sprach er über Nachteile gegenüber China und den USA, Geld für Künstliche Intelligenz und langsame Politiker.

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Singapur: Vorreiter und Maßstab bei Künstlicher Intelligenz?

Vierter Teil der Interviewreihe „Künstliche Intelligenz aus globaler Perspektive“

Zee Kin Yeong ist Deputy Commissioner der Personal Data Protection Commission in Singapur. Im Interview äußert er sich u.a. über den Aufbau eines Ökosystems des Vertrauens als Ziel einer globalen Politik im Umgang mit Künstlicher Intelligenz (KI).

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Carbon border adjustment mechanism: Tax or tariff for the climate?

How can the EU enforce more stringent climate targets and at the same time prevent industry from migrating?

The EU is planning to introduce a carbon border adjustment mechanism. The background to this is the more stringent climate targets and concerns that industry could migrate. But how to design such an adjustment mechanism? Our Facts & Findings presents three options and discusses the respective advantages and disadvantages of these instruments.