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Benjamin Mueller

Benjamin Mueller

Former Senior Policy Analyst

Center for Data Innovation

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @Ben_CDI

Benjamin Mueller was a senior policy analyst at ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation, focusing on AI and technology governance. Prior to joining the Center, he was chief of staff at a financial technology company in London. Dr. Mueller studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford, and completed his PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics.

Recent Publications

December 1, 2021

More Than Meets The AI: The Hidden Costs of a European Software Law

The EU’s proposed Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA) in its current form will touch upon a much wider section of the EU’s economy and society than the European Commission publicly states or likely even envisages.

November 22, 2021

The Value of Personalized Advertising in Europe

Banning personalized ads would threaten about €6 billion of income for the European app economy—a sector that employs 1.5 million people in the EU.

August 12, 2021

Comments to the European Commission on the Proposed Artificial Intelligence Act

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation argued the framework should encourage responsible adoption and use of the technology to benefit society, provide guardrails that address potential harms, and foster growth and innovation in the European digital economy.

August 2, 2021

Feedback on Adapting Liability Rules to the Digital Age and Artificial Intelligence

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation responded to the European Commission's call for feedback on its proposals to adapt product liability rules to the digital age.

July 26, 2021

How Much Will the Artificial Intelligence Act Cost Europe?

The AIA will cost the European economy €31 billion over the next five years and reduce AI investments by almost 20 percent. A European SME that deploys a high-risk AI system will incur compliance costs of up to €400,000 which would cause profits to decline by 40 percent.

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Recent Events and Presentations

May 25, 2022

What’s Next for the AI Act: Perspectives from Across Europe

The Center for Data Innovation invites you to view this panel discussion where leading experts on the AIA offered and debated their visions for how to make the EU the world’s most attractive region for AI development, innovation, and deployment.

November 18, 2021

How Will Online Advertising Work In A World Without Cookies?

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a panel discussion about how online ads work, what data they use, how they deliver value for advertisers and consumers, and what kinds of technological developments are changing the nature of targeted online advertising.

November 2, 2021

Trends and Impact of Online Advertising in the EU

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a panel discussion exploring how European businesses use digital advertising to generate growth, the structure of Europe’s market for online ads, and the contributions of targeted ads to the EU’s digital transformation.

October 15, 2021

Can GDPR’s ‘Automated Decision Opt-Out’ Be Improved Without Harming Users?

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a discussion about the ins and outs of Article 22, its purpose, its flaws, and whether it is fit for purpose in the digital age. The outputs of the discussion will be fed back to the Minister for Digital and Culture as part of the Government’s formal consultation for the new National Data Strategy.

May 5, 2021

What’s Next on the EU’s Proposed AI Law?

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted an expert panel discussion about the EU’s AI legislation, including its feasibility, impact, and efficacy.

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