- May 14, 2020
On May 14, 2020, Aspen Germany hosted a virtual conversation on “Digital Sovereignty & Gaia-X in Times of Crisis” together with Danyal Bayaz, Member of the German Bundestag (Alliance 90/The Greens) and Special Representative of Start-ups for The Greens; Marco-Alexander Breit, Head of Artificial Intelligence Unit, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy; and Ursula Morgenstern, CEO and Managing Director, Atos Deutschland.
In this discussion, we explored how Germany’s flagship tech initiative to establish a competitive and secure data infrastructure for Europe, known as Gaia-X, is faring. Our speakers shed light on the next stages of development and the many open questions that remain, both in technical terms and in the context of this pandemic.
This conversation is part of an interactive series on “COVID-19 and Technology”. It gives participants the opportunity to engage with leading researchers, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, thinkers and civil society in interactive discussions looking at how tech is dealing with the COVID-19 crisis in Germany, Europe, the transatlantic space and the world. Talks will address how technology like AI, 3D printing and big data are supporting diagnostics, medical production, resilience and analytics of infection spreading. They will address issues around the geo-politics of tech in the pandemic, the race for a vaccine, cybersecurity, disinformation and fake news, and the use (and misuse) of data. This virtual conversation series takes place in partnership with Google.
This discussion was recorded and can be found on Aspen Germany’s YouTube Channel: