CEO Nicole Formica-Schiller was invited by the Data Ethics Commission of the German Government in Berlin to share her expert views on the use of algorithms, artificial intelligence as well as the handling of data within the Life Sciences and Biopharmaceuticals Industry.
Together with experts like Prof. Christiane Woopen, co-speaker of the Data Ethics Commission and Chair of EGE (European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies), Prof. Dirk Heckmann, Dieter Kempf (President of the Federation of German Industries BDI), Paul Nemitz (Principal Advisor Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission) among others, numerous ethical, legal, technical and sociological aspects were discussed.
The Data Ethics Commission will provide the Federal Government’s Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, with a framework on how to develop data policy to deal with algorithms, artificial intelligence and digital innovation. In addition, the Commission will make recommendations for actions and suggestions for possible legislation.
The task of the Federal Government’s Data Ethics Commission (“Datenethikkommission”) will be to build on scientific and technical expertise in developing ethical guidelines for the protection of individuals, the preservation of social cohesion as well as the safeguarding and promotion of prosperity in the information age.