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.

Unfold, Elena Falomo © Elena Falomo


At the latest since the Corona crisis, it has become clear to a broad public that almost all areas of our social life will be translated into the digital sooner or later. In order to promote an exchange across borders and disciplines, the Goethe-Institut is organizing a five-week digital dialogue on European digital policy in May and June 2021.

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

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

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

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

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.

Hellgrünes Logo des Goethe-Instituts auf weißem Grund Logo 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.