Reconnecting the Transatlantic Digital Economy—The Role of Trust in AI

Thursday, October 28, 10:00am to 11:00am EDT (16:00-17:00 CEST)

Artificial intelligence is a promising but also contested emerging technology for economic productivity, social interactions, and national security. Its significance is accentuated by the growing systemic competition that China, one of the world’s top AI innovators, presents to the United States and the European Union. Germany and the United States have considerable interest in harvesting AI’s potential and, at the same time, in preventing the development and use of AI systems that are contrary to liberal democratic values. More recently, the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council launched at the end of September offers one promising avenue for transatlantic cooperation on AI governance.


Stephen C. Anderson, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Andreas Könen, Director-General for Cyber and Information Security, German Federal Ministry of the Interior

This public webinar is part of the Wunderbar Together 2021 Initiative supported by the German Foreign Office.