Federal Minister Anja Karliczek: "IDS is the engine of the European data airbus"

“My col­league Peter Alt­mai­er often talks about the data air­bus. The air­bus is the infra­st­ruc­tu­re, and the IDS is the engi­ne dri­ving it along”, says Federal Minis­ter Anja Kar­li­c­zek during the IDSA High Level Sta­ke­hol­der Event on 22nd Febru­a­ry. Pic­tu­re: Fraun­ho­fer IUK-Ver­bund

To estab­lish data secu­ri­ty and sover­eig­n­ty amongst inter­na­tio­nal data mar­ket pla­ces and to deve­lop inter­na­tio­nal stan­dards: Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on (IDSA) pur­su­es the­se objec­tives with the Inter­na­tio­nal Data Space, a key archi­tec­tu­re for inno­va­ti­ve app­li­ca­ti­ons for Arti­fi­ci­al Intel­li­gence (AI). During the “IDSA High Level Sta­ke­hol­der Event” in Ber­lin on 22nd Febru­a­ry, this initia­ti­ve, its cur­rent results and the future deve­lop­ments were intro­du­ced to experts and decisi­on makers from federal minis­tries, lar­ge cor­po­ra­ti­ons, SMEs, asso­cia­ti­ons and rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons.

Fos­te­ring a com­pe­ti­ti­ve eco­no­my
“We intend to crea­te the de-fac­to mar­ket stan­dard for sover­eign data exchan­ge world­wi­de”, Dr. Rein­hold Achatz, CTO thys­sen­krupp and Chair­man of the Board of IDSA, sum­ma­ri­sed the visi­on of the initia­ti­ve. As a key ele­ment of a secu­re data infra­st­ruc­tu­re the IDS con­tri­bu­tes to the com­pe­ti­tiveness of the eco­no­my and crea­tes fair digi­tal eco sys­tems while taking European values for data exchan­ge into con­si­de­ra­ti­on. In times of digi­tal net­wor­king and smart ser­vices, the­se values are essen­ti­al for com­pa­nies which want to deve­lop new busi­ness models and to sur­vi­ve on the mar­ket.

IDS: Key ele­ment of AI
This deve­lop­ment is requi­red and pro­mo­ted by poli­tics. Federal Minis­ter of Edu­ca­ti­on and Rese­arch Anja Kar­li­c­zek empha­sis­ed in her speech that Inter­na­tio­nal Data Space is an important com­po­nent for a European data infra­st­ruc­tu­re and is the dri­ving force behind the European “data air­bus” plan­ned by Federal Minis­ter of Finan­ce Peter Alt­mai­er. An assess­ment sha­red by Dr. Alex­an­der Tet­ten­born, head of the “Deve­lop­ment of Digi­tal Tech­no­lo­gies” depart­ment at the Federal Minis­try of Eco­no­mics and Ener­gy: “Arti­fi­ci­al intel­li­gence – that is data at tur­bo speed: short laten­cy times, gro­wing respon­si­bi­li­ty for auto­no­mous sys­tems and many sta­ke­hol­ders. This is cry­ing out for the inte­gra­ti­on of IDS as a key ele­ment.”

Tri­ad of busi­ness, poli­tics and rese­arch
IDSA pur­su­es this objec­tive in a suc­cess­ful and com­mit­ted way. Howe­ver, it can only be achie­ved tog­e­ther with the mem­ber com­pa­nies and insti­tu­ti­ons. “We have a chan­ce to see the cur­rent Ger­man indus­tri­al cham­pi­ons beco­m­ing the next digi­tal cham­pi­ons world­wi­de. This can be suc­cess­ful, if we clo­se­ly coor­di­na­te digi­ti­sa­ti­on and AI exper­ti­se in the pre-com­pe­ti­ti­ve area”, said Karl-Heinz Strei­bich, Pre­si­dent of ACATECH (Natio­nal Aca­de­my of Sci­ence and Engi­nee­ring). All the par­ti­ci­pants in the sta­ke­hol­der event agreed that ano­t­her important requi­re­ment for this was the clo­se coope­ra­ti­on bet­ween busi­ness, rese­arch and poli­tics. “We need the broad soli­da­ri­ty of indus­try as well as the sup­port of poli­tics and a neu­tral media­tor like Fraun­ho­fer”, empha­sis­ed Prof. Dr. Boris Otto, Mana­ging Direc­tor of Fraun­ho­fer ISST and Depu­ty Chair­man of the Board of IDSA. “With the Inter­na­tio­nal Data Space Initia­ti­ve, we have suc­cee­ded in achie­ving this tri­ad.”


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