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Artificial Intelligence
Master or Minion?

Will Artificial Intelligence rule humanity at some point? – On the insurmountable distinctions between humans and machines. An essay by Peter Glaser.

Comparatively high scepticism among young people, but also political commitment. Photo (detail): © Creativemarc - Fotolia

The “Generation What?” Study
“Loss of trust does not mean resignation”

A new study points out, that among young Europeans there is a lack of trust in institutions such as politics and the media. But this does not lead to less commitment, says the project’s coordinator, Maximilian von Schwartz, from the Sinus opinion research institute.

The Miracle of the Bears Photo (detail): © Peter Hammer Verlag GmbH

Wolf Erlbruch
The world from the Wuppertal perspective

Wolf Erlbruch’s picture books are fun for children and adults around the world. One reason for this is that the illustrator takes his art seriously. Now he was awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

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In Focus

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The Burden of Memory

100 Artists from 6 African Countries present different views on German colonial past. “Memory obviously rejects amnesia…” (Soyinka 1999).

Urban Legends © Goethe-Institut; Matthias Zosel

Urban Legends

Internet editors of the Goethe-Institut have followed the 200 year-old footsteps of the Brothers Grimm through 19 countries on four continents; they have collected modern fairy tales: urban legends.