Parliamentarian (co-)design of artificial intelligence
Past technical futures in the reports of the German Bundestag’s committees of inquiry
Keywords:artificial intelligence, enquete, German Federal Parliament, technology assessment, information technology
For 40 years, committees of inquiry of the German Bundestag have been dealing in their reports with questions of the effects of “new information and communication technologies” on German society, including artificial intelligence at an early stage. This article gives an initial overview of the development of the main focus areas and the form of presentation in this source type, whose emergence in the 1980s coincides with the beginning of parliamentary technology assessment. Our research findings show that current reports give less concrete policy recommendations to parliamentarians than earlier ones, thus placing less emphasis on political (co-)design.
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