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Publications

 

I. My pieces published in newspapers & research journals

  • 2024/05/24: Published an article on ‘A vision for the AI Office: Rethinking digital governance in the EU’ with Philipp Hacker and Sebastian Hallensleben at Euractiv. Read it here.

  • 2024/02/22: Published my next ‘Bericht aus Brüssel’ about ‘Die Ergebnisse der Trilogverhandlungen zur KI-Regulierung’ with Prof. Dr. Rolf Schwartmann for the RDV magazine. Vol 1 / 2024. Read more here.

  • 2024/02/15: Published an article on my blog as well as a LinkedIN article called ‘Some personal reflections on the EU AI Act: a bittersweet ending’. Read it here.

  • 2024/01/21: Opinion piece in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on ‘Europäische Werte für die digitale Welt: was die KI-Verordnung bringt’ in the with Prof. Dr. Rolf Schwartmann, Tobias Keber, and Axel Voss. Read it here.

  • 2023/12/07: 'The EU AI Act and the global race of regulatory leadership' for CECIMO's Magazine. Read it here.

  • 2023/11/16: Second update in 2023 of our ‘A dataset on EU legislation for the digital world’ with J. Scott Marcus, Kamil Sekut and Hèctor Badenes Rodríguez published by Bruegel. Download it here.

  • 2023/10/15: 'KI-Regulierung: ein Trilog unter großem Zeitdruck' in my 5th 'Bericht aus Brüssel' in the RDV magazine. Vol 5 / 2023. More info here.

  • 2023/08/11: 'Endspurt in der EU Digitalpolitik' in my 4th 'Bericht aus Brüssel' in the RDV magazine. Vol 4 / 2023. Find more information here.

  • 2023/07/20: 'A dataset on EU legislation for the digital world' published by the Brussels-based economic think tank BRUEGEL. June 2023. Access the dataset here.

  • 2023/07/20: 'A law for foundation models: the EU AI Act can improve regulation for fairer competition' published by the OECD - The AI Wonk blog. Access the article here.

  • 2023/06/12: 'CHATGPT & CO - Ein KI-Gesetz für Europa' published by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Access the article here.

  • 2023/06/09: 'GPT-4 und die EU KI-Regulierung' in my 3rd 'Bericht aus Brüssel' in the RDV magazine. Vol 3 / 2023. Find more information here.

  • 2023/04/19:'KI-Verordnung – Bärendienst für die heimischen KMU' published by Tagesspiegel Background 'Digitalisierung & KI'. Access the article here​.

  • 2023/04/14: 'Im EU Datenschutz nichts Neues ... oder doch?' in my 2nd 'Bericht aus Brüssel' in the RDV magazine. Vol 2 / 2023. Find more information here.

  • 2023/04/13: 'Trustworthy AI made in the EU: how common values can be a competitive edge' published by Euractiv. Access the article here.

  • 2023/02/10: 'Wirrwarr in der EU-Datenregulierung – Gute Gesetzgebung geht anders' in my 1st 'Bericht aus Brüssel' in the RDV magazine. Vol 1 / 2023. Find more information here.

  • 2022/07/07: 'The allocation of legislative files in the European Parliament: why a reform is inevitable.' via this blog. Read it here.

  • 2022/02/08: 'The AI Act and the European Parliament: it is complicated ...' via this blog. Read it here.

  • 2021/12/07: 'The European Parliament’s role in EU digital governance: Aspiration and reality' published by Wilfried Martens Centre in 'European View'. Issue 2/2021, pp. 131-139. Access the article here.

  • 2015/02/05: 'Junckers Investment Initiative: A «sham» or a «true reboot»' published by SME Europe in 'European Entrepreneur'. Issue 2/2015, pp. 44-46. Access the article here.

II. My podcasts, interviews & quotes in the press

  • 2024/05/31: Quoted in Euractiv's 'Tech Brief' on 'DG CNECT reorganising, child sexual abuse draft law might make progress'. Read it here.

  • 2024/05/30: Recorded an episode on ‘Demokratischer Prozess des EU AI Acts’ for Web3Welt the Crypto Podcast für die reale Welt mit Sandor Horvath and Stefan V. Listen to it here.

  • 2024/05/28: Quoted by Euractiv in an article on “Picking up the AI Liability Directive after the tech policy spree” written by Eliza Gkritsi. Read it here.

  • 2024/05/25: Quoted by Domani in an article on ‘Artificial intelligence made in France, between European promises and ambiguity’ written by Andrea Daniele Signorelli. Read it here.

  • 2024/05/23: Quoted by TechInformed for an article on 'Overregulating AI will lead to start-ups “dying on the beach”' written by Ricki Lee. Read it here.

  • 2024/05/22: Quoted in an article on ‘UK cross-sector AI frameworks could drive fragmentation, says Barclays digital policy head’ written by Alex Leonards published by FStech. Read it here.

  • 2024/05/12: Interview for the series 'Trust in AI' of the Hanns Seidel Foundation with Johannes Welsch. Watch it here.

  • 2024/05/10: Mentioned in the 'Digitalisierung und KI' newsletter by Tagesspiegel Background. Read it here.

  • 2024/05/09: Podcast on the EU AI Act with Mark Kelly from AI Ireland. Listen to it here.

  • 2024/05/03: Recorded another episode of the DataAgenda podcast from the German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD) on ‘Folge 54: Die KI-VO in den Startlöchern – Konkrete Pflichten für Unternehmen und Beschäftigte’ with Prof. Dr. Rolf Schwartmann. Listen to it here.

  • 2024/04/30: Recorded an episode of Bruegel - Improving economic policy’s ‘The sound of economics’ on ‘Do EU tech rules add up?’ with Bertin Martens and Rebecca Christie. Listen to it here.

  • 2024/04/20: Quoted in a Bloomberg ‘The Big Take’ article on ‘India Elections 2024: Could Deep Fakes Undermine Trust in Electoral System?’ by Jillian Deutsch. More info here.

  • 2024/03/20: Quoted by LaTribune in an article on 'The success of Mistral AI exasperates the EU!' written by Eric Braune. Read it here.

  • 2024/03/14: Quoted in Die Zeit's article on 'Der Milliardär und die Apokalypse' written by Nicolas Killian. Read it here.

  • 2024/03/14: Quoted in Euractiv’s article on 'The long and winding road to implement the AI Act' written by Eliza Gkritsi. Read it here.

  • 2024/03/13: Quoted by Government Technology’s article on ‘Europe’s AI Act Adopted: What U.S. Governments Can Learn’. Read it here.

  • 2024/03/13: Quoted in IAPP’s article on ‘European Parliament approves landmark AI Act, looks ahead to implementation’ by Caitlin Andrews. Read it here.

  • 2024/03/13: Quoted in Bloomberg’s article on ‘World’s Most Extensive AI Rules Approved in EU Despite Criticism’ by Jillian Deutsch. Read it here.

  • 2024/03/08: Quoted in Politico Europe’s Morning Tech Newsletter written by Mathieu Pollet. Read it here.

  • 2024/03/07: Quoted in a Bruegel Analysis on ‘The European Union AI Act: premature or precocious regulation?’ written by Bertin Martens. Read it here.

  • 2024/03/04: Podcast on 'Regulating AI. Innovate Responsible: the impact of rapid AI evaluation' with Sanjay Puri. Watch it here.

  • 2024/03/01: Quoted in Politico Europe's article on 'France means business with Mistral-Microsoft deal' written by Gian Volpicelli and Mark Scott. Read it here.

  • 2024/03/01 Mar: Quoted in Handelsblatt’s KI-Briefing on ‘Frankreichs KI-Star hat mit super Nachricht super viel Ärger’ by Larissa Holzki. Read more here.

  • 2024/02/29: Quoted by Alexandre Piquard on Le Monde's article on 'Artificial intelligence: Mistral AI's partnership with Microsoft makes Brussels cringe'. Read more here.

  • 2024/02/29: Quoted in La Tribune on 'The alliance between Mistral and Microsoft puts an end to the illusion of European technological independence' by Francois Manens. Read it here.

  • 2024/02/29: Quoted in Le Temps on 'Mistral AI, symbole d'une indépendance technologique européenne si difficile à conquérir' by Anouch Seydtaghia. Read more here.

  • 2024/02/29: Quoted in mlex on ‘EU AI Act to lead to period of legal uncertainty, European Parliament advisor says’ by Frank Hersey. Read more here.

  • 2024/02/29: Quoted in Het Financieele Dagblad on 'Ophef in Europarlement over deal van frans AI bedrijf met Microsoft' by Mathijs Schiffers. Read more here.

  • 2024/02/28: Quoted in Politico Europe's article on 'EU balks at Microsoft's deal with French startup' by Pieter Haeck and Gian Volpicelli. Read it here.

  • 2024/02/28: Quoted in Tagesspiegel Article on ‘Mistral-Microsoft-Deal führt AI Act ad absurdum’ from Oliver Voß. Read more here.

  • 2024/02/27: Quoted in POLITICO’s article on 'A Mistral chills European regulators' by Mohar Chatterjee. Read more here.

  • 2024/02/27: Quoted in Euronew's article on ''Furious': Critics question Microsoft's deal with Mistral AI, as EU set to look into it' written by Pascale Davies. Read more here.

  • 2024/02/27: Quoted in POLITICO Europe’s Morning Tech newsletter by Pieter Haeck. Read more here.

  • 2024/02/22: Quoted in POLITICO Europe’s Digital Bridge newsletter by Mark Scott with my AI Act assessment. Read more here.

  • 2024/02/22: Podcast with Yoav Evenstein on ‘AI Safety conversations - Regulation & Standardization’. Listen to here.

  • 2024/02/19: Podcast on the AI Act with Lukas Adomavicius for Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL). Listen to it here.

  • 2024/02/16: Quoted in Euractiv’s Tech Brief written by Júlia Tar and Théophane Hartmann with regard to my AI Act assessment. Read it here.

  • 2024/02/15: Quoted in POLITICO Europe’s Morning Tech newsletter written by Mathieu Pollet, Gian M. Volpicelli and others with regard to my AI Act assessment. Read it here.

  • 2024/02/14: Recorded a double episode for the ‘Performance Manager Podcast’ with Peter Bluhm from ATVISIO Consult GmbH. Listen to it here.

  • 2024/02/09: Podcast on the AI Act with Barry Scannell from WILLIAM FRY LLP. Listen to it here.

  • 2024/02/07: Quoted by risk.net on 'Europe’s new AI Act threatens supervisory ‘chaos’ for banks' written by Luke Clancy. Read it here.

  • 2024/02/06: Quoted by MLex Market Insight in an article on 'EU AI Act's smooth implementation needs industry engagement, parliament adviser says' written by Abhishek Kumar.

  • 2024/02/02: Quoted by netzpolitik.org in an article on ‘KI Regulierung erhält grünes Licht’ written by Daniel Leisegang. Read it here.

  • 2024/02/02: Quoted by Bayerischer Rundfunk in an article by Christian Sachsinger on ‘Europa bekommt ein KI-Gesetz - aber wie gut ist es?’. Read it here.

  • 2024/02/02: Quoted by heise online in an opinion piece by Hartmut Gieselmann on 'Wir brauchen einen EU-Act für politische Intelligenz'. Read it here.

  • 2024/01/30: Interview for heise online on the AI Act vote in the Council conducted by Eva-Maria Weiß. Read it here.

  • 2024/01/25: Quoted by heise online on ‘Abstimmung auf der Kippe, doch Unternehmen sollten sich rüsten’ by Eva-Maria Weiß. Read more here.

  • 2024/01/25: Quoted for Tagesspiegel Background Digitalisierung & KI on troubles among Member States before the vote in the Council by Steffen Stierle. Read it here.

  • 2024/01/17: Interview for the ‘The Monocle Daily’ with Christy O’Grady for Monocle on the EU AI Act and Davos. Listen to it here.

  • 2024/01/16: Quoted on the EU AI Act and Davos in Süddeutsche Zeitung Dossier Digitalwende written by Selina Bettendorf and Matthias Punz. More info here.

  • 2023/12/19: Turtlezone - Podcast episode #040 + #041 with Oliver Schwartz on AI policy. Listen to it here.

  • 2023/12/17: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on 'Weltmeister der Regulierung' written by Piotr Heller. Read it here.

  • 2023/12/12: Podcast with Prof. Dr. Rolf Schwartmann on 'The world's first AI law?' as episode #48 for RDV online. Listen to it here.

  • 2023/12/04: Interviewed by the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank GmbH on 'Prognosis on the future, AI and data strategy'. Read it here.

  • 2023/11/24: Podcast on ‘What does AI mean for Europe?’ with Zach Meyers and Centre for European Reform. Listen to it here

  • 2023/11/19: Quoted by Marie-Claire Koch for heise online on 'DAFTA - Personenbezug als Elefant im Raum bei Künstlicher Intelligenz'. Read it here.

  • 2023/11/17: Interviewed on EU AI policy by Maurice Button for City & Financial Global. Watch it here.

  • 2023/11/15: Podcast to discuss the AI Act negotiations with Jedidiah Bracy for IAPP - International Association of Privacy Professionals. Listen to it here.

  • 2023/11/15: Interviewed by Jedidiah Bracy for an article for IAPP - International Association of Privacy Professionals. Read it here.

  • 2023/11/07: Podcast on ‘The EU AI Act’ with Joe Reis and Matt Housley for the ‘Monday Morning Data Chat’ show. Listen to it here.

  • 2023/11/06: Interviewed by Jedidiah Bracy for IAPP - International Association of Privacy Professionals’ article on ‘AI Act negotiations face tight timeline ahead of EU elections’. Read it here.

  • 2023/11/06: Podcast with Michał Jackowski on ‘AI Act Uncovered: Kai Zenner Reveals EU's Tech Law Battles & Future Plans!’. Listen to it here

  • 2023/11/01: Quoted by Zosia Wanat from Sifted in an article on ‘What is going on with the EU AI Act?’. Read it here.

  • 2023/10/31: Quoted by Hendrik Wieduwilt from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on 'Welche Stolpersteine für Brüssel auf dem Weg zur KI-Verordnung liegen'. Read it here.

  • 2023/10/31: Interview for a Head story ‘Kai Zenner - the AI Influencer’ by Table Media GmbH & Corinna Visser. Read it here.

  • 2023/10/19: Podcast on 'EU AI Act Trilogue: The Focus Points' recorded by Information Labs and Caroline De Cock’s hot item. Watch it here.

  • 2023/10/16: Data Agenda Podcast (Episode 45) on 'State of the AI Regulation in October 2023- on the home stretch or facing another run?’ with Prof. Dr. Rolf Schwartmann. Listen to it here.

  • 2023/10/12: Interview on the 'Effects of the AI Act on society and businesses' by BI-Spektrum. Read it here.

  • 2023/09/29: Recorded a podcast on 'AI Act - Überregulation oder Wettbewerbsvorteil?' with #Ereignishorizont. Listen to it here.

  • 2023/09/28: Recorded a podcast with Lakera on AI Act and #foundationmodels. Listen to it here.

  • 2023/09/14: Mentioned in Politico's Digital Bridge Newsletter on my blog. Read it here.

  • 2023/08/30: Interview together with Carlos Muñoz Ferrandis on ‘What can two lawyers playing cards teach us about Artificial Intelligence?’. Watch/read it here

  • 2023/08/04: Mentioned in Politico's article on Open Source by Gian Voipicelli. Read it here.

  • 2023/08/03: Mentioned in Politico's Digital Bridge Newsletter on my Bruegel publication. Read it here.

  • 2023/07/30: Mentioned in Politico's Morning Tech Newsletter on Twitter changes. Read it here.

  • 2023/07/27: Podcast on 'Regulating AI' for 'The Joe Reis Show'. Listen to the session here.

  • 2023/07/25: Mentioned in Politico's Morning Tech newsletter on my OECD article. Read it here.

  • 2023/07/19: Mentioned in Bruegel's analysis on 'Adapting the EU AI Act to deal with generative AI' written by J. Scott Marcus. Read it here

  • 2023/07/19: Interview on the AI Act for 'AD Europe' published by the law firm August Debouzy. Read it here.

  • 2023/07/06: Mentioned in Politico's Morning Tech Newsletter on the Power 40. Read it here.

  • 2023/06/30: Interview after the MEPAwards 2023 with The Parliament magazine. Watch it here.

  • 2023/06/28: Mentioned by Euronews with regard to the MEP awards. Read it here.

  • 2023/06/22: Mentioned in Politico's EU Influence Newsletter on OpenAI. Read it here.

  • 2023/06/21: Mentioned in Politico's Morning Tech Newsletter on OpenAI. Read it here.

  • 2023/06/21: Podcast on 'Can blockchain solve AI's trust problem?' recorded for 'OwlExplains' by Ava Labs. Listen to it here.

  • 2023/06/14: Interviewed by Greta Buschhaus for the ZDF documentary on 'Der gefährliche Golschrausch in Silicon Valley - Wer steckt hinter ChatGPT & Co?'. Watch the documentary here.

  • 2023/06/13: Interview with James Llewellyn-Smith at the Identity Week in Amsterdam. Watch it here​.

  • 2023/06/01: Mentioned in Politico's Digital Bridge Newsletter on AI Act. Read it here.

  • 2023/05/17: Data Agenda Podcast. Episode 40 on 'Fünf Jahre DS-GVO – Kann die DS-GVO auch KI?' moderated by Professor Rolf Schwartmann. Listen to the episode here.

  • 2023/04/27: Mentioned in the 'Truth on the Market' on 'Regulatory Overaggregation' by Kristian Stout. More info here.

  • 2023/04/13: Mentioned in Politico's Morning Tech Newsletter on the AI Act. Read it here.

  • 2023/04/12: Taso Tech Talks on 'EU tech policy - why the European Union is a global centre for digital regulation and what that means across the world'. Listen to the episode here.

  • 2023/03/22: Data Agenda Podcast. Episode 34 on 'Neues aus dem Maschinenraum der EU-Datenregulierung – KI und ePrivacy' moderated by Prof Rolf Schwartmann and Prof Tobias Keber. Listen to the episode here.

  • 2023/02/23: Mentioned by Politico's Digital Bridge Newsletter on my blog. Read it here.

  • 2023/01/31: Mentioned by Politico's Morning Tech Newsletter on the AI Act. Read it here.

  • 2023/01/09: Data Agenda Podcast. Episode 29 on 'Wirrwarr in der EU-Datenregulierung – Gute Gesetzgebung geht anders' moderated by Prof Rolf Schwartmann and Steffen Weiss. Listen to the episode here.

  • 2022/11/29: Interview conducted by Jedidiah Bracy (IAPP) on 16 November during the Europe Data Protection Congress 2022. Read the article here.

  • 2022/11/24: Mentioned by Politico in an article on the Future of Life Institute called 'Stop the killer robots' by Gian Volpicelli. Read it here.

  • 2022/07/22: Interview conducted by Iva Tasheva (CyEn) on "Cybersecurity Rules on Artificial Intelligence, the new AI Act". Watch the interview here.

  • 2022/02/10: Politico reports on my AI Act overview in the Digital Bridge newsletter from Marc Scott. Read it here.

  • 2021/12/09: My European View article is mentioned in Politico's Morning Tech Newsletter. Read it here.

III. Some of the projects in my role as Research Associate for the KAS European Office*

  • 2017 event series 'Think Digital' in cooperation with Google, Siemens and ZVEI. Block #1 on Smart Cities (see report) and block #2 on innovation policy (see report).

  • 2017 event series 'Forum Internal Security' with Hanns-Seidel-Foundation and the Representation of Bavaria. Block #1 on '2 years after Charlie Hebdo' (see report) and block #2 on 'Better security by increased cooperation' (see report).

  • Ongoing expert workshops from 2015-2017 with various partners: (1) BDI-KAS-EMU, (2) BDI-KAS-Internal Market, (3) BDI-KAS-International Trade, (4) DIHK-KAS Brüsseler Initiative, (5) KAS-Wirtschaftsrat, (6) IW Köln-KAS and (7) DStGB-KAS. Exemplary, see reportreport / report / report.

  • Organizing delegations and exchange programs to foster dialogue between Berlin and Brussels from 2015-2017, sometimes ending with public events (see report / report).

  • Reports of European Council summits in 2015 (Feb / Mar / Jun / Oct / Dec), in 2016 (Feb / Mar I and II / Jun / Oct / Dec) and in 2017 (Feb / Mar I and II / AprJun) as well as on the Greek government-debt crisis in 2015 and the Brexit referendum I and II in June 2016.

(* All documents in section V. are shared with the consent of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The copyright for these documents remains solely with them.)

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