Germany to spend 3 billion euros in artificial intelligence

The German government has set aside around 3 billion euros for research and development of artificial intelligence, Reuters reported.
Energy to invest in AIThe sum to be spent up to 2025, outlined in a draft paper seen by Reuters on “AI made in Germany”, is a measure of the concern felt in Berlin at the challenge that digital technologies and AI pose to Germany’s traditional export-focused manufacturing industries.

The paper also stresses the “social policy and labor” aspects of AI, reflecting nervousness in traditionally privacy-conscious Germany at the way rampant technological change might disrupt existing social models.