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Robert Kagan: "Strengthen the liberal democratic institutions"

According to US political expert Robert Kagan, the transatlantic partnership has never been as conflictual as it is today. He fears that the global political system could soon collapse. In a recent interview with "NZZ am Sonntag" he spoke about how things could get this far and why he hopes for Europe.

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09.01.2019
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Lord Adair Turner

Lord Adair Turner: “We will be able to automate away almost all of present work functions”

No need to work anymore–this dream could soon become true, thanks to rapid technological progress. In a Financial Times podcast, economist Lord Adair Turner discusses the social consequences of increasingly smart AI.

18.12.2018
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Jowan Österlund

These microchips get under the skin

Credit card, keys, train ticket - Jowan Österlund keeps them under his skin. Without a PhD or university degree, he and his company "Biohax International" have become pioneers in the microchip implant industry. He explains how in a TED talk.

11.12.2018
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Gottlieb Duttweiler Preis

The Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize 2019 goes to Watson

Team instead of lone warriors: The 13th Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize goes to the artificial intelligence platform Watson. The award will be accepted on 7 May 2019 by John E. Kelly III, who leads IBM Research.

11.12.2018
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Lord Adair Turner

Why robots don't make the economy more productive

Despite enormous technological advances, productivity of the economy increases very slowly. Thought leader Lord Adair Turner explains this paradox here and at the GDI on 21 January, 2019.

06.12.2018
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Humans become interfaces

Unlock your phone using facial recognition? Impressive, but no longer mindblowing: newer interfaces will fundamentally change communication, says GDI researcher Stefan Breit in a video interview.

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15.11.2018
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Riôbert Kagan

Robert Kagan: “Peace is an aberration”

US policy expert Robert Kagan advocates the United States taking a stronger position in world politics. In a video and on 21 January 2019 at the GDI, Kagan explains why he fears the "normal state".

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15.11.2018
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Energie

Good News: Energy may soon be available for free

Forget about electricity bills! Thanks to new technologies, marginal costs for energy production are falling steadily, writes GDI researcher Stefan Breit. This ultimately means free energy.

12.11.2018
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Michael Schrage

Michael Schrage: “Good ideas are bad”

Innovation is part of success. MIT Research Fellow Michael Schrage explains in a video why companies often bet on the wrong horse and why testable hypotheses are a better approach.

Video
12.11.2018
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Cloud, Sweet Cloud

Cloud, sweet Cloud

Home is where family and friends are–in other words, everywhere. Global networking is changing the definition both of living space and of “feeling at home”.

01.11.2018
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