Publications by Paul-Jasper Dittrich

Establishing trust in an AI-powered future

The digital transformation has been characterized by the increasing use of "artificial intelligence”. One of the most important foundations for the success and acceptance of these technologies is trust. In this overview paper, Paul-Jasper Dittrich makes the case for a forceful European regulatory and political answer to establish trust in emerging technologies. more

How populist disinformation informs the debate on migration

Despite contrary expectations, the European elections were not marked by an abundance of targeted disinformation, as was the case with the previous US elections and the Brexit referendum. In this policy paper, Paul-Jasper Dittrich and Lucas Rasche argue that we should analyse disinformation beyond the focus on political elections. Using the discussion on the Global Compact for Migration as an example, they show how right-wing populist disinformation seeks to influence the course of politics by gaining the prerogative of interpretation in a “competition of narratives”. more

New Beginnings: Digital Europe

Many challenges are ahead for the EU’s digital and innovation policy in the next five years. Although there are signs that the European tech ecosystem is slowly but steadily catching up, the EU is still lagging behind the US (and now also China) in tech-related measures, be it investment in AI start-ups, adoption of new business models, data usage or market valuations of technology companies. The EU will need to considerably improve the framework conditions for its start-ups and its digitalizing old industries to counter these trends. more

Regulatory Superpower

The EU is often criticised for its digital policy: Too many regulations, too few innovations. Yet, the democratic regulation of the Internet is also an opportunity for an innovative European cyberspace, comments Paul-Jasper Dittrich in detail in the online magazine t3n. more

EP 2014-19 Key Votes: Copyright

On 26 March 2019, the European Parliament voted to adopt the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. This policy brief analyses different cleavages within most European political groups and between the MEPs from different countries revealed by the vote. By contrasting the voting patterns of French and German MEPs, the brief explores possible reasons for these cleavages. more