Generation A —
Reflecting on
Artificial Intelligence

With the use of artificial intelligence, society will change from the ground up.

Generation A=Algorithm deals with exactly these changes and their effects on a Generation A that is still in its infancy.

Generation A © Lena Ziyal


Robots in Residence, virtual Couch Lessons, Climate Hackathons - with a variety of formats, Generation A=Algorithm seeks to carry the discussion about artificial intelligence into wider sections of society. The individual formats invite to a critical reflection on AI and the testing of own technical solutions.
The promotional image created for the first co-creation workshop © Internet Teapot, Algorithms of Late Capitalism, 2021

Algorithms of Late Capitalism

Designing a critical card game which deals with the absurdities of our technological present has a lot in common with the development of an algorithmic system: Both need some rules for them to work — but in the end, they are human-made. Karla Zavala Barreda & Adriaan Odendaal about implications of this insight for their co-creational game design process.

We and AI

We and AI

What concerns and hopes do young Europeans associate with AI? 3,000 young adults (18 – 30 years old) took part in an online survey that has been realized by the Goethe-Institut, in cooperation with the Weizenbaum-Institut.

Recorded Couch Lessons

AI + Covid-19 Illustration: Marcia Mihotich


Karen Hao, senior AI reporter at MIT Technology Review / US
Rahul Panicker, Chief Innovation Officer, Wadhwani AI - AI for Social Good / India
Björn Schuller, Professor of artificial intelligence at Imperial College London and chair of embedded intelligence for healthcare and wellbeing at the University of Augsburg / Germany

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KI + Music Illustration: Marcia Mihotich

AI + Music

Claire L. Evans, singer, writer and artist, lead singer of the pop group YACHT / US
Holly Herndon, composer, musician and sound artist / Germany
Ash Koosha, composer, producer, singer and filmmaker / UK

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AI + Climate Change Illustration: Marcia Mihotich

AI + Climate Change

Victor Galaz, Deputy Director and Associate Professor at the Stockholm Resilience Centre / Sweden
Lynn Kaack, Energy Politics Group ETH Zürich and Co-Chair of Climate Change AI / Schweiz
Sims Witherspoon, Program Manager, DeepMind

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AI + Democracy Illustration: Marcia Mihotich

AI + Democracy

Linda Monsees, Research Chair in the Geopolitics of Risk, Ecole Normale Supérieure / France
Nathaniel Raymonds, Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs /USA

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Organizer and Partner

“Generation A=Algorithm” is a project by the Goethe-Institut, supported with special funds from the Federal Foreign Office for the German EU Council Presidency 2020.

Logo Hellgrünes Logo des Goethe-Instituts auf weißem Grund EU 2020

Couch Lessons © Marcia Mihotich

Magazine “One Zero Society”

Civil society is faced with the task of making digitisation humane: The Goethe-Institut offers a space for discourse and debate on post-digital culture.