Reuters: Germany needs crisis mentality to close digital gap: Merkel ally
Germany’s thriving economy has lulled the country into a false sense of security that is hindering government efforts to close a digital technology gap with other leading economies. Germany has been at the forefront of industrial innovation for decades. Solid growth – the economy is in its ninth year of expansion – has left many businesses too busy meeting orders today to have time to plan for a digital future. There is no ecosystem in Germany where people want to go and build and find the next 10 people with talents. It is important that policy makers recognized the scale of the challenge but to tackle it they needed to back AI research with heavy investments. Chris Boos, Founder and CEO of Arago, quotes “The price of inaction is that you will be a developing nation in ten years”.
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