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They dig in our data. They control machines. They recommend products. They make opinions. They do our work. Algorithms are everywhere. Algorithms are the rules in the brain of industrial robots. Algorithms take over the control of our cars. Algorithms sell us books or election programs. Algorithms search for us a partner. The combination of big data, endless memory space, steadily growing computer performance and growing artificial intelligence allows algorithms to penetrate more and more areas...


The kick-off event deals with what politics and business can do to foster social cohesion. If the unconditional basic income is a viable idea for more social justice, we will soon look enviously to Finland in Germany. Or does the income has to be subject to conditions so that the individual's commitment to social cohesion is not harmed. Michael Bohmeyer starts with a short statement followed by a discussion with

  • Kerstin Andreae, MdB, deputy chairwoman of the

The new members of the Handelsblatt Hall of Fame of Family-Owned Enterprises were honoured within the framework of a festive dinner in Munich. The members 2017 are Dr. Antje von Dewitz, managing director, VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG, Dr. Dr. h.c. Manfred Fuchs, deputy chairman of the supervisory board, Fuchs Petrolub SE, Baldwin und Nikolaus Knauf, vice-chairman and chairman of the shareholders' committee, Knauf Gips KG

photo of Paul La Farge

Paul La Farge, current Picador Guest Professor at the University Leipzig will read from his current book followed by a discussion with Christer S. Garrett, professor for American Culture and History at the University Leipzig. The author was born in 1970 in New York City and studied at Yale University. He teaches creative writing on and off since 2002 at Wesleyan University and Colombia University. His short stories and non-fiction pieces have been widely published in journals, including...


Growth - for many decades the basic principle of the economy, the standard of political action and the proof of social success. However, in many areas the signs seem to change. The more untidy the world appears around us, the more the longing for simple life grows. And the cost of growth is becoming increasingly visible: the threat to climate and biodiversity. The waste of the limited resources of our planet. Injustice and growing inequality - and the conflicts they cause. But is the desire for...


Waberi was born in 1965 in Djibouti. In 1985 he moved to France to study English and French-language literature in Caen and Dijon. Today he lives in the USA, where he is at the Columbia College of George Washington University in Washington D.C. teaching French and creative writing. Waberi, who has characterized himself as "writing nomad ", first focused on the effects that the colonial heritage had on Africa. With his 2006 novel "Aux Etats-Unis...


Dr. Stefan von Holtzbrinck, Federal Minister Johanna Wanka and Prof. Juergen Mlynek

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