News & Conference Highlights
- Digital & Technology
Entertaining the Dark Side: Iyad Rahwan’s “Evil AI” CartoonsCan cartoons help us better understand the risks – and benefits – of artificial intelligence? Max Planck director Iyad Rahwan explains why he’s turning serious research into funny drawings.
- Social & Politics
Sustainability: “Recycling Should Only Be a Last Resort”Circular economy expert Ramona Liberoff explains how companies and consumers can make the biggest impact in reducing their environmental footprint.
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Eat Chocolate to Protect the Rainforest? Sweet!With her company Perú Puro, tropical biologist Frauke Fischer supports farmers in the Andes – and delights the taste buds of her customers.
- Art & Design
“We Need Stories that Show Human Capacity for Action”Harvard professor Martin Puchner describes how ancient links between literature and environmentalism offer insights for a better future.
“Today, the digital economy uses 10 percent of the world’s total electricity. It’s the same amount that was used to light the entire planet in 1985.”
“We grow up thinking that government is a necessary pain. And we don’t think that government could also be done in a good way.”
“Can we please redefine growth? Because growth how? Growth what? Growth for whom?”
“Life and livelihoods are what we measure as human progress. That’s largely driven by innovation – and DLD is all about innovation.”
“Mobility is a deep-seated need of people. We are aware that we now have to change dramatically to sustain this freedom.”