Michael Kolain is a legal scholar and conducts research at the interface between law, technology and public policy. He is the coordinator of the research unit "Transformation of the State in the Digital Age" at the German Research Institute for Public Administration" (Head: Prof. Dr. Mario Martini). Together with several colleagues, he has been conducting the research project "Algorithms and artificial intelligence (especially in public administration) as regulatory task" since 2016. He is interested in the regulation and implementation of digital technologies in both private and public sector - with current focus on Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, GreenIT and GovTech. Michael is a member of the Expert Panel of the European Blockchain Observatory and Forum (EUBOF), a representative of consumer interest in blockchain standardization (DIN/CEN/ISO) and an independent expert engaged, among others, with, the think tank iRights.Lab in Berlin. He advises the Centre for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (ZVKI) funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection.