Chancellor Angela Merkel appointed Dorothee Baer, Minister of State for Digital Affairs, to coordinate Germany's digital strategy. Baer and others have stated that Germany's economic stability has resulted in a lack of preparation for the digital future. Germany's export model, which has been leading industrial innovation for years, is focused on traditional manufacturing and it appears to be struggling to keep up. Merkel's comments came at the end of two-day cabinet on AI and she made it clear that fixing Germany's digital deficiencies is a "prerequisite for its future prosperity."
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