Anne Goldmann is an NRW Fellow at AICGS from March to May 2022. She is a research and teaching assistant at the chair of “Ethics in Political Management and Society” at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She is part of the research program “Digital Democratic Innovation” at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) in Bochum. The interdisciplinary team researches how democracy changes in a digital society and how democracy can be fostered through digitalization. Ms. Goldmann’s research centers on digital policy, especially AI policy.
Artificial intelligence as a technology has made enormous progress in recent years, but less attention is paid to how lawmakers approach AI topics and policy. Since 2017, states have put the topic on their agenda, issuing their own AI strategy papers and implementing structures to address opportunities as well as challenges raised by AI. The societal effects of a technology are not immanent but arise only from the specific context in which it is applied. Therefore, AI governance can only succeed by considering individual conditions. This marks the starting point of Ms. Goldmann’s PhD project, where she will examine the governance of artificial intelligence in different national contexts.
During her time at AICGS, Anne Goldmann will concentrate on the development of U.S. AI regulation in recent years at different levels of government, looking at examples where various forms of AI are already being deployed.